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Unread 07-26-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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Changing from tub to shower

Hello all,
I have recently removed a fiberglass tub and am planning on tiling the walls and floor. Originally I planned to replace the tub with just a tile shower with a mortar pan.

The drain is a standard tub drain (waste/overflow) with a lever action stopper. This was completely corroded and came out as the tub was removed.

I am having a hard time finding a shower drain for the mortar pan to install that can tie into the existing drain pipe in the wall.

Anybody ever come across something like this?

f.y.i. I have a concrete slab.
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Unread 07-26-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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Welcome, Barry
If you want a drain for a shower floor, it is fundamentally different form a drain assembly of a tub. The old drain assembly has to go completely. Code around these parts specifies that the drain line for a shower must be at least a 2" diameter pipe..no smaller. Odds are that your old drain line & trap are only 1 1/2" and will have to be replaced with larger. While you are at it, it can be re-located to the middle of the shower stall. The type of drain you need is called a clamping shower drain. It has a mechanism to clamp around a hole in the shower's pan liner. This clamping shower drain has a 2" fitting on the bottom of it to fit onto that 2" drain line.

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Unread 07-26-2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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Hi Barry, sounds like you'll have to do some jack hammering.
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Unread 07-27-2005, 08:01 PM   #4
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Hi Barry,

Can't figure out whether you want a mud floor or whether you can't find a shower receptor with the drain on the end. In any case, check our Liberry for mud floors, and Swan Corporation makes shower floors with drains on the end that connect to former tub drains.

http://swanstone.com
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