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Shower to Tub; using the original drain?

Any ideas on how to use the existing shower drain when I install a tub instead? I'm installing a Left Handed tub on a poured concrete/stone floor, so I don't really have the option of ripping up the floor to make the exit/drain pipe fit the new tub.

Is there a way to connect the water drain and overflow drain to the existing shower drain? The shower drain is an open hole with a diameter of 4.5".

Since the floor is concrete/stone can a fiberglass tub rest directly on the floor, or is it preferable to pour some mortar so it rests on a more stable fitted base? Also, do you think the added high might be necessary to get from the tub/overflow drain to the existing drain? How can I then connect that to the obviously much larger 4.5" diameter existing drain hole?

Do I need to build a frame for the tub, or can a tub with an apron be sufficient? Also, if I can't get a tub with an apron where I am, is there something else I can use instead of tile work or water-resistant dry-wall?

Any suggestions, tips, or recommendations, specific to the question, or general advice would be very appreciated.


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