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Old 03-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Hi all

Just finished breaking up concrete and removing shower pan liner in order to repair leak. Got to love some of these mainstream home builders. Floor tile was done last and installer had put nails throughout liner only couple inches off floor and sides and tops of curb!

Ceiling below is opened up however p trap and drain are still difficult to get at.

Any advice re what options I have? Ie. working from above etc.

I would rather put in a new drain anyways....prob going with a kerdi kit.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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Here you go.. It actually wouldn't be too bad to attack from below I guess. Would just need to remove more drywall.
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Your only other option would be if you had access to an internal cutter. I'd hate to try to cut the floor out and redo it from above and then patch the floor back in. If the drywall is already open, making a little larger of a hole isn't going to make that much more work downstairs.
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It's just ABS pipe, sawsall it off under the flange and anyplace along the straight part under the floor. It's all got to be replaced anyway.
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It's just ABS pipe, sawsall it off under the flange and anyplace along the straight part under the floor. It's all got to be replaced anyway.
Ok so cut just below subfloor somewhere along straight part. Should I cut say, in middle of it in order to leave some 'straight' section in place to make new connection? Or should I completely replace the trap as well?

After which, would you agree that setting the new drain first before making connection below is proper course of action? I'm still debating about going the kerdi route or the traditional method (worried about screwing up the cement mixture and proper slope though).

Thanks very much for the help. This is a great forum!
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How to build a shower - Building a shower pan with pre-sloped mortar bed, liner and curb.

I would open the floor ,myself----why kill your self to save the cost of a scrap of plywood?

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another question, if i go with a schulter preformed pan i will have to cut it because my dimensions are 32" x 36".

Schulter recommends a square cut so that the wall tile is not higher/lower on one of the walls....any advice on my dilemma? that is, anyway to overcome this potential pit fall?
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another question....the exterior wall has insulatoin that is covered with some poly...if im going to use the kerdi board, should i remove this or would i just slit it in several places?

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