Re: Remodeling: Installing a shower stall
Posted by Phil Sandy on October 15, 2002 at 09:27:58:
In response to Re: Remodeling: Installing a shower stall
: : I would like to know if anyone has some detailed instructions on the installation of a shower stall.
: : I am currently remodeling an apartment that I plan to rent out. it has a small (4' by 6') powder room.
: : I want to open it up to double its size and install the shower. I am just a little lost on where to start
: : and the sequence of events. Any help will be appreciated.

: : Thank You,
: : Jim Villano
: :

: well i don't have a detail for your job as every job is different. but i can tell you what you need to get started. you need a 2" drain, and a 2" trap. you need an 1 1/2 vent out the roof or tied back into an existing vent. depending where you live the vent may have to be 2" going through the roof. north snowey country. or otherwise it can be 1 1/2. you need 1/2" hot and cold water lines.the drain has to have 1/4 inch per ft grade. use pvc dwv sch 40 pipe. use no hub clamps if you are tying into cast pvc-dwv every 4 foot.good luck and email me if you need more help.

Jim , it maybe beneficial to take some photos and submit them to a consultant. The reason for this is that once you have cemented the pipe components it becomes very difficult to make any changes. I will be working on a site in the future for step by step instructions on home repair. I have been a framing carpenter for quite some time and one becomes a "jack of all trades" in this type of consturctions.I will say that it is important that you do not compromise the floor integrity by making cuts in it that could weaken the floor system, also proper sealing of the water flow system is a must for obvious reasons. I know for sure that it is always a good idea to envision the finished product and work backwards. Any home improvement wharehouse can supply you with the the material list you need and there are literally thousands of books on the subject. You may want to consider a barter for services with a licensed contractor if your project is very involved. Best of luck to you. Phil

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