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Old 12-24-2009, 07:09 PM   #16
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how can i put the bands on around the vent pipe if i cant chip around the back of the vent pipe? i can chip enough away to have access to the front of the vent pipe but chipping around the back is going to be nearly impossible! also how do i chip close enough around the pipe without cracking it?

something like this?


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Old 12-24-2009, 07:24 PM   #17
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I wish I had an easy answer.That's what an apprentice is for.I think they buried some mafia bosses down there!Your picture is correct.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:28 PM   #18
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If you have access to a hammer drill and long bit(1/2"is large enough),just drill lots of holes and chip away.It's easier chipping them out than solid concrete.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:32 PM   #19
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I was also thinking... Could I just use that existing drain with the p trap and come out of that with a 45 degree to another 45 degree and than straight to the new positioned drain? How important is it to use 2" PVC with this drain? Do you think I will have overflowing problems if I don't use a 2" pipe?
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:16 PM   #20
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yea...say thanks to the old plumbers that poured concrete around that. they should of put sand or some even used tar....
it looks to me if you cut that drain off, you have chipped enough concrete to reroute drain and have enough fall.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:17 PM   #21
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P.S. Thats ridiculous....been laughing bout it all xmas eve. sounds like something i would get stuck with
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:18 AM   #22
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I always thought it was dumb that the tub drain was 1-1/2"and a shower was 2".
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:04 AM   #23
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WHEW!! thanks guys, i finally went the route of just connecting to the existing pipe. I cut it low enough to make a clean seal and nice route to the drain.

Here is the finished product after the mortar has gone in... next is the shower pan liner and 1 more layer of mortar than tile! wish me luck! Thanks again guys.

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Old 12-27-2009, 08:50 AM   #24
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Looks good!Happy showering!
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sure is nice to see blocking between studs nice job
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hey maybe diy can show a show on this deal, but mine has tar in it and its a 1'1/2 pipe or 1'1/4 ,its a pain im new to remodeling but im in a budget and out of a bathroom due to this mess.i bought a shower floor that need a 2' drain plus the hole is in the middle and drain is close to the wall
help diy i am in trouble show us a video or show in your program

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:38 PM   #27
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#1 cement saw-#2 saw out and expose 2" vent pipe-#3 replace 2"x1-1/2" T and p trap that went to old tub drain with a 2" T-#4 cut floor to new shower drain location and install 2" p trap
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