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  • Easier Way for 2 inch Drain? (1 Piece Shower In Basement)

    Installing a 1 piece fiberglass shower in the basement.

    Began breaking the concrete slab to rough the drain towards the center of the shower for P-TRAP installation.

    Is there an easy way to connect http://www.oatey.com/graphics/products/drains/42050.gif

    with the P-TRAP?

    I mean it's not like the back of a bath tub where I have access or like installing a shower on a main floor / second floor where I can work below the shower.

    Do I assume, rough the 2inch pipe, glue the P-trap, screw on http://www.oatey.com/graphics/products/drains/42050.gif onto the base of the shower, take the exact measurement between the P-TRAP and http://www.oatey.com/graphics/products/drains/42050.gif, glue a piece of pipe onto http://www.oatey.com/graphics/products/drains/42050.gif and force the shower into the P-TRAP?

    Does anyone know of a better way, I know that some http://www.oatey.com/graphics/products/drains/42050.gif are adjustable, meaning instead of glue to the 2 inch pipe that goes into P-TRAP, it has a rubber gasket, but the concept is still the same, meaning the measurement has to be exact with no room for error?

    Thanks
    Avellino

  • #2
    Re: Easier Way for 2 inch Drain? (1 Piece Shower In Basement)

    You Can get a little play if you do not pour conctete all the way around 2" pipe. But just a little. take good mesurements.

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    • #3
      Re: Easier Way for 2 inch Drain? (1 Piece Shower In Basement)

      Is there anyway to rough in your drain with the p-trap then set your base on top with the piece coming through the drainhole?Then cut your piece coming through the hole and install the strainer.Either way your mearsurments must be on the money.

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      • #4
        Re: Easier Way for 2 inch Drain? (1 Piece Shower In Basement)

        Level Shower, then hang a plumb bob from the ceiling to center of drain, remove shower and plumb to bob. Use 2" solvent weld drain if possible, if you can not lift shower use a no caulk base drain.

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        • #5
          Re: Easier Way for 2 inch Drain? (1 Piece Shower In Basement)

          Originally posted by Harkers Plumbing View Post
          Level Shower, then hang a plumb bob from the ceiling to center of drain, remove shower and plumb to bob. Use 2" solvent weld drain if possible, if you can not lift shower use a no caulk base drain.
          You're suggesting installing the shower, taking field measurements, uninstalling, then roughing-in? I'm for taking the dimentions off of the cut sheet, if provided, if not contacting the manufacturer for one, if unavailable, taking the dimentions off of the shower itself.
          the dog

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          • #6
            Re: Easier Way for 2 inch Drain? (1 Piece Shower In Basement)

            Not installing just leveling in framed walls. It generally takes me about 5min with a helper works rather nicely if walls arent plumb . I have also intalled both ways you suggested and they work nicely also.

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            • #7
              Re: Easier Way for 2 inch Drain? (1 Piece Shower In Basement)

              install a glued 2" p-trap. Use a no chaulk drain assembly. look on cut sheet for center of drain and leave a 1 foot by 1 foot box around the drain pipe to keep concrete away,

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              • #8
                Re: Easier Way for 2 inch Drain? (1 Piece Shower In Basement)

                set base of shower in plaster

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