Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-28-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cambridge ON Canada
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Question

Shower drain relocate


This being my first post I am a little nervous, but here goes.
My son had a sewer backup in his basement. The damage was covered by insurance. The basement bathroom was gutted by the restoration company. There was an existing shower stall which was removed. This was a very cheap plastic unit which was not worth reinstalling. My son decided to purchase a new corner unit from Home Depot. Now it seems that the drain for the new shower is located 12 inches from both corners.
The old unit was 16 inches from the corners. I figure that the concrete will have to be dug up and the drain(ABS) relocated.
Here lies the problem.
The original concrete floor has been patched over the drain pipe from the toilet which runs along the wall about 12 to the centre of the pipe. This is where we will have to relocate the drain for the new shower. I want to tear up as little concrete as necessary to do this job. Is there some kind of flexible pipe or offset that will make this job easy?

fireman74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Shower drain relocate


Welcome to DIY Chatroom. No need to be nervous, we're a friendly group.

Yes, you'll need to break up a little concrete to do this. There are no flexible options unfortunately. Where the old drain is located there is a trap in the concrete floor, and that trap will need to be moved to the new location. You can rent a small chipping hammer (mini jackhammer) to make the job a little easier.

Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 08:05 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cambridge ON Canada
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Shower drain relocate


Quote:
Originally Posted by thekctermite View Post
Welcome to DIY Chatroom. No need to be nervous, we're a friendly group.

Yes, you'll need to break up a little concrete to do this. There are no flexible options unfortunately. Where the old drain is located there is a trap in the concrete floor, and that trap will need to be moved to the new location. You can rent a small chipping hammer (mini jackhammer) to make the job a little easier.

Thanks thekctermite.
I am heading out to rent a small jack hammer. I just hope that I don't have to move the large (3 or 4") drain pipe that runs horizontally under the floor. If I find that it is in the way of the required location of the 2" shower drain/trap, I will call a pro and have him do this. I can at least rip up the concrete.
fireman74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 11:46 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Shower drain relocate


Just shoot a picture of what you find and we'll work on a solution with you.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Relocate shower drain in concrete devouru Plumbing 15 10-31-2009 09:19 AM
Installing basement shower drain atilla137 Plumbing 5 09-03-2009 11:54 AM
AAV or Studor Vent Needed for this Tub and Shower Drain? BillyDIY Plumbing 1 12-16-2008 11:11 PM
First shower install, drain help please! tigerbalm2424 Plumbing 6 01-16-2008 05:44 AM
Food backing into shower drain Manuel6 Plumbing 5 11-23-2006 08:59 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.