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Unread 12-08-2019, 01:06 PM   #1
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Do I need to move this shower drain?

Can I build a shower pan with this drain so close to the wall or should we move it?

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Unread 12-08-2019, 01:43 PM   #2
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Do yourself a solid and move it. Unless you're planning a linear drain on that end. And even that will require some rework of drain.
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Unread 12-08-2019, 01:48 PM   #3
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Should you? That’s entirely up to you. If it’s relatively easy to move, I’d do it. But you can keep that existing location and simply slope all of your floor up on a 1/4” per foot slope away from the drain and it will drain perfectly fine...although there are plenty of folks who think that the pan height around the perimeter ‘should’ be perfectly level because they think it looks good that way. While I’ll generally prefer a centered drain and level perimeter height, I will abandon that in a case like what you’ve got if it’s tough to move. One excellent thing about abandoning the whole ‘level pan perimeter height’ look and preferring instead to run the entire floor on a consistent 1/4” per foot slope is that the floor feels the same under your bare feet, irrespective of where you are standing. The same is not true for ‘level pan perimeter height’ pans, as the slope increases under your bare feet on the areas where the distance between the drain and wall are shorter.

One thing is certain, IMHO, is that you should replace the p-trap and drain of that now seeing as how it has a lifespan and you currently have a golden opportunity to swap it out.

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Unread 12-08-2019, 01:50 PM   #4
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Ok will do. How far back would you suggest like a foot or two?

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If you’re going to go through the effort to move it, put it in the dead center. Don’t forget to account for the curb dimensions when centering.

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Wink 32"x 60" end drain

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There are a bunch of tub replacement, tileable pans, should you decide to go that way. A mud pan is cheaper and more flexible to match up exactly with what you have.
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