Problem installing drain in Maax shower kit.

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  1. Sterling

    Sterling New Member

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    I purchased a Maax ABS shower kit and it includes a "Wedge-lock no-caulk" drain assembly. The instructions indicate that the drain pipe needs to be 1/2" below the bottom of the base. The problem is that the bottom of the base at the drain hole measures only 1/4" to the concrete basement floor. I have already chiseled out a 5" diameter, 2" inch deep trench in the concrete around the drain pipe to accomodate the drain assembly. But how can I cut the ABS drain pipe 1/4" below the level of the floor?
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    All things are possible, some just take more time and money than others.

    Normally, when installing a shower drain, I have the concrete knocked out around the drain, a fairly good hole. This allows me to use a small saw, or maybe just a saw blade that I hold in my hand to cut the pipe.

    If the pipe is too short, then the big hole allows me to go farther down and couple on more length.
     
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  4. Sterling

    Sterling New Member

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    Thanks for the thought-starter.:)
    I wonder if a cutting wheel on a dremel would work?
     

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    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    That might work, but an inside pipe cutter only costs about $10, and works well.
     
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