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Old 10-04-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm in the middle of a basement renovation and installing a full shower. I had a new slab poured and the plumbing roughed in.

What will be the shower drain is currently a 2" PVC sticking up out of the slab and it about 12" high.

When looking at the shower drain assembly, it looks like the flange that gets glued to that pipe actually needs to sit flush with the floor.

Do I need to break up the floor around the drain and cut the PVC to proper height and then install or is there a better way?

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It's going to depend on your exact shower and it's configuration.

Are you putting in a prefab or a custom shower pan. You need to know what you're putting in and what drain flange hooks up to it.

In both cases you're going to have a build up to some degree. Additionally, there are some drain flanges that internally (rubber gasket) fit your drainage pipe.

Basically, don't cut anything off untill you know your exact shower and it's recomended drain configuration.

Good luck

EDIT PS... did not notice your "When looking at the shower drain assembly, " and if you are sure, then I guess you have to chip some concrete out.
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I'm building a custom drain pan myself, not a prefab. I bought a standard Koehler square drain flange.

I didn't give too much thought to the internal rubber gasket flanges, but that would make my life a lot easier. Just not sure how I feel about the rubber gasket vs the standard and some PVC glue.

How do those rubber gasket flanges hold up? Common to use them?
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Not that I have extensive experience with them.... but I know of no problem.

It's gravity drainage..no pressure... p trap seal below for gases. Seems fine to me.
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What are you using for your shower for water proofing? A liner?
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Yep. Gonna do a prepitch then liner then regular pitch. I already broke open the floor and cut the drain so the flange is flush with the floor. Just need to backfill the concrete and I'm done with that part of it.
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