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Old 12-04-2017, 04:24 PM   #1
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Fiberglass Shower pan replacement

So I'm re doing my corner shower and when removing the old fiberglass shower pan I have discovered that it was "glued in" with what looks like thinset? Was this a common practice in older houses? Needless to say its coming off in little tiny chunks of fiberglass.

The drain pipe is just a simple piece of PVC pip coming up from the slab floor which I imagin will need to have the thinset removed from it.

So what are my options when putting a new pan in as far as the drain part? (will those rubber type flanges fit over my PVC drain pipe assuming I can clean it up?)

Thanks, Chet
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Re: Fiberglass Shower pan replacement

Duplicate thread. We read them all.
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Re: Fiberglass Shower pan replacement


-Seems like cleaning up the thin-set is the biggest issue. Some of those adhesives used for fiberglass can be nasty to deal with, try denatured alcohol, or mineral spirits to help remove and clean from your drain pipe. Let it soak in if possible.
Once the drain pipe is clean any shower drain should work. Look into an acrylic shower base and use something like builders felt under the base. As long as the pipe is a couple inches about the the drain hole in the base the rubber sleeve/gasket with the drain, along with nice bead if silicon should work well (if you do use a an acrylic base use silicone for the drain and not plumbers putty.
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