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JohnH 09-17-2007 12:47 PM

removing shower stall
 
I'm removing a shower stall in our basement and have everything demo-ed and am down to the point of just having the shower drain left. Is it alright if I cut the pvc drain below the floor line, put a pvc cap on and then infill with concrete to make a smooth, flush finish? I just don't want to do all this work and then find out I should have removed the drain back to the stack.

Thanks for the help.

KUIPORNG 09-17-2007 01:11 PM

don't do any cutting until you know what you are replacing with and their specifications... different shower unit require different height... if you cut it too much... it will be tough to fix... also you need to consider are you going to put any flooring materials below the shower unit..etc.etc... cut it when you have the unit or you know how exactly you are going to do the drain installation.... it won't harm to let it extend out of the floor for a while...

JohnH 09-17-2007 01:28 PM

That's a good point and I guess I didn't complete my thought process. We are taking out the shower stall and are not putting another stall back in its place. We're trying to maximize our floor area. So with that in mind, would it be alright to cut/cap the pvc drain and then infill with concrete?

KUIPORNG 09-17-2007 01:38 PM

if that is the case ... I don't see why not... you can choose to make it as a basement floor drain though in case for flooding emergency due to human/nature error... just don't want to see a rough in got waste...

JohnH 09-17-2007 03:40 PM

Another good point, but there is already an existing floor drain 6' away. So hopefully we'll be ok. Thanks for the help.


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