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Old 11-10-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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New basement bathroom


Hi all. Not sure where to put this, so please feel free to move this post if it's in the wrong location. I've been trying to do a Google search on this subject, but haven't found an answer yet.

I'm in the process of finishing my basement. I will have a full bath with a fiberglass shower base and walls (Sterling Ensemble). In my concrete floor there is a square opening where the original plumber put a 2 inch stub-out. I made sure my shower pan's drain will be over that square hole.

My question is, after I install the trap and the vertical pipe to connect to the drain on the shower, do I need to fill in the square hole with concrete/mortar or do I leave it alone? I am planning to put the shower pan in bedding mortar for more stability and to ease the process of leveling. My concern is that if someone steps near the drain where that square hole is, that it will feel weak.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:29 AM   #2
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What's the size of the hole & what's the size of the shower pan?
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:43 AM   #3
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Around here they leave that open so the pipe can flex a little for fitting and no one puts anything under the pan either. I have never heard of a problem.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #4
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Re: New basement bathroom


The hole is 16'' x 16''. The shower pan is 60'' x 34''.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:19 PM   #5
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There is no reason to fill it.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help! Made my job a lot easier!
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