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Richard S 11-11-2006 11:16 PM

shower drain question
It's been awhile since I last posted and everyone here was a great help during my first bathroom remodel. I'm now on my 2nd bathroom remodel. It's been going very smoothly (when I can get around to it), but I have one thing now that I could use some guidance on.

I just installed the shower drain in the shower I'm rebuilding. The lower flange of the shower drain lifts off the plywood ever so slightly (maybe a 1/32" of an inch) instead of sitting perfectly flat. As I can't screw the lower flange in place without messing it up, I was wondering if I could apply some glue to the bottom of the flange & weight it down till the glue sets. Is this a good idea? Am I worrying over nothing? If I do this, will the PVC cement bond to wood, or should I use some other adhesive that's safe for PVC.

I'd really appreciate some insight from those who travelled this path before me.

Thanks so much,

muskymike 11-11-2006 11:20 PM

Hi Richard, you want the flange to be about 1/2" off the ply so you can git mud under it for the preslope.

Richard S 11-11-2006 11:45 PM

I appreciate the quick reply. I apologize for leaving out one fact - I'll be using the Pro-Slope by Noble company. I realize that you pros aren't that fond of a pre-made product like this, but I've had good experiences with their niches & didn't want to take any chances on not getting that pre-slope just right.

In their installation diagram, they have their preslope butting up against a flush-mounted lower flange. Which is why I wanted to ensure a secure fit.


muskymike 11-12-2006 12:04 AM

You should be fine. The mud on top of the "proslope" will hold it in place.

Richard S 11-12-2006 12:29 AM

Thanks for easing my concerns.


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