new shower in basement slab

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by CHAPPY, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. CHAPPY

    CHAPPY New Member

    Messages:
    1
    i have buried a holding tank and run the piping to the general location of where the shower stall will be in a basment in concrete, do i just instal the ptrap where i want the center of the shower pan to be? is there any pitch/angles, besides down to the tank, that i must install before i put in the p trap? how do i connect the pan/strainer to the riser, will it be removable if the is a leak?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Messages:
    22,183
    Location:
    New England
    If you are going to tile the shower pan, I suggest you go over to www.johnbridge.com lots of good tiling info there.

    Ideally, the drain is in the middle of your shower floor. Once the drain runs horizontal, it should have a slope of 1/4" per foot. Also note that a shower drain should be 2". You also should have a vent line running off of the drain. It depends on the type of shower pan you use how high the drain needs to be. My unprofessional experience.
Similar Threads: shower basement
Forum Title Date
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Building a basement shower from scratch Oct 24, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Basement Shower Trap May 13, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Basement Bathroom Shower Install May 2, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Basement Bathroom Remodel with neo-angle shower pan Apr 6, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Basement tile shower (drain) install - converting existing floor drain Mar 13, 2014

Share This Page