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Old 03-13-2018, 08:31 PM   #1
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recessed floor drain prep before installing tiles


Hi there,

Below I am showing a picture of a floor drain in the basement bathroom of an old house built circa 1920. The bathroom originally was part of a garage.

I would like to remove the cover, extend the pipe up a couple inches and prepare the (sub)floor before I lay tiles.

I assume I will be lucky enough to find a pvc coupling/pipe that fits the existing drain pipe, then cap it with a drain cover. What do I need to do to make the subfloor level. Can I use cement for that?

Is this too difficult a job for a novice?
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:51 AM   #2
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Re: recessed floor drain prep before installing tiles


Not a plumber here, but here is just one that may work for you and others on the same page below it. The pros will be along soon and probably link to more they know about.

https://www.ferguson.com/product/sio...dFamily-119149
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Hi there,

Below I am showing a picture of a floor drain in the basement bathroom of an old house built circa 1920. The bathroom originally was part of a garage.

I would like to remove the cover, extend the pipe up a couple inches and prepare the (sub)floor before I lay tiles.

I assume I will be lucky enough to find a pvc coupling/pipe that fits the existing drain pipe, then cap it with a drain cover. What do I need to do to make the subfloor level. Can I use cement for that?

Is this too difficult a job for a novice?
that drain can not be properly extended from top side under strainer; there most likely will be no PVC underneath... you will need to access entire assembly & extend from beneath or I'd cut out the drain & trap, convert to new PVC trap with new strainer assembly set to proper height...

Or plug drain pipe & abandon drain; cover with concrete & tile

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The OP had best take a good look around the whole floor space and see why such a floor drain was installed, before covering it up. And then take in to consideration where the water will go, if the drain is covered up. JMO
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