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Old 11-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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I have an old shower I'm remodeling. It has a sloped concrete pan into a cast iron drain. It's in the basement so it's over concrete.

I want to tile the floor and walls, so I'm thinking of keeping the current pan, add a membrane, add another layer of sandy mortar.

I don't know what type of drain to use to go into the cast iron drain that will now be lower than the tiles and membrane.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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You should cut out the cast iron past the p trap and replace with pvc piping. Then you can do your shower pan the way you want.

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I decided to break the previous pan and see what the drain looks like. It's a 4" cast iron pipe sticking up about 2 inches from the ground. I'm trying to avoid cutting into the concrete foundation. Is there any easy options?
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That sounds very wrong---is there a P-trap under there? I;m guessing someone used an existing floor drain for the shower drain---

Short answer--no easy way----shower drains are typically 2 inch---and extend below the slab by a bit---

breaking out the old drain and P-trap is not advanced plumbing----we will walk you through it if you go that route---
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