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Unread 04-23-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
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Shower drain question

After great difficulty gluing the drain in place, I find that it is not quite level.
How much of a problem would this be? Can I still make sure the pre-slope meets the lip of the drain, and hope that it wont be noticed when tiled, or am I expecting too much.
The experts will probably advise me to tear the floor up again, I'm really hoping to avoid that.

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Unread 04-23-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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Dave,

"Not quite level" is a pretty subjective term. How far out of level is not quite?

When you lay a level on the drain, is is out more than an eighth of an inch from side to side? If not, I'd say you will be okay. If yes, I would fix it.
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If it's open around the drain (no concrete), you can wedge a rock or something against it to force it over and hopefully level. The concrete will hold it in place.
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John,
I would say it's about 1/8th out of level. I might still correct it anyway, just have to cut a bot more flooring up. It's already a quilt so a bit more probably won't make a difference.....(lol)

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Unread 04-24-2005, 03:38 PM   #5
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Dave, you could deal with an eighth when you do the mud and tile installation. Making it level is the right thing to do, though, if all it entails is cutting into a wood floor. It's a bit different when the pipe is lock into concrete.
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