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Old 01-09-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Shower pan installation on a slab?




I am remodeling the shower in the downstairs bath. Demo has been completed, shower pan has been ordered, and has arrived. The drain in in the wrong place but I have a roto-hammer to move it to the new pan's location. Once I have the drain line extended to the correct place, I'll be ready to connect the drain to the new pan. How does one accomplish this feat if it is on a concrete slab?


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I am remodeling the shower in the downstairs bath. Demo has been completed, shower pan has been ordered, and has arrived.
The drain in in the wrong place, but...

How does one accomplish this feat if it is on a concrete slab?
Specifics will vary by makers instructions, but in short...
the installation process is the reverse of what you did removing the old pan.

How about a picture of your trap and such?

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Hello,

The previous pan was a 1965 poured affair that leaked badly. It is my experience that acrylic pans do not leak. The trap and drain pipe are buried in concrete, but I will roto-hammer it out. If there is no trap, I will install one.

The gentleman at Lowe's plumbing nicely explained extending the drain to the correct location and installing a screw in receptacle at the drain terminus. Setting the pan, and then screwing the pan side of the drain into the receptacle.

Thank you for trying to help!

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The previous pan was a 1965 poured affair...
The trap and drain pipe are buried in concrete...
Gotcha. When I read in post#1 that "Demo has been completed" I thought that it meant you had gotten down to the pipe fittings.

With piping that old... it is probably rusty galvanized steel as well.
You may be doing a fair bit more trenching before you're really done with the demo.
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