Cutting concrete around basement shower drain? Best way?

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  1. snokel

    snokel Member

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    Hi,

    My builder put the rough in for the shower and they didn't put a small square form around the pipe when they poured the basement floor,
    Why on earth they didn't take the 5 minutes to do that I will never know, but anyways I need to cut out around it so I can install the PVC shower drain (tile shower)

    I was thinking on user a angle grinder with a diamond wheel to score a square around it and then do relief cuts close to the pipe so I don't damage it when chipping it out.

    Does this sound like a solid plan or is their a better way?


    Thanks in advance.
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    You can get a 7" diamond blade which works nicely in a skil-saw for small jobs like this. Use water to keep down the dust or you will have a major mess to clean up.
  3. snokel

    snokel Member

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    Won't I get zapped if I use the saw wet? I was thinking the grinder as I have a dust shroud for that.
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I like using a wet saw. I normally rent the guy with all the tools. I stand by and man his wet vac for him.
  5. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    You don't wet the motor, you wet the blade. Plug into a GFCI receptacle.
    Terry is right on about using a wet vac to catch the runoff.
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