Re: What does the drain piping in an all tile shower look like?
Posted by Terry Love on August 05, 1998 at 10:08:00:
In response to Re: What does the drain piping in an all tile shower look like?
Cindy,
Sorry Cindy, very busy lately.
There will be a p-trap connected to the drain that a snake must navigate through. The vent will be connected in most cases within five feet of the drain. Most problems can be solved with a fifteen foot hand snake. Hair in the line is the biggest problem. It looks a bit like a mouse when it is pulled out on the end of the snake.

The buildup in the shower drain may be soap. Solutions to the build up in the pipe would include snaking the drain with a small hand snake, (hair in the line is a big problem here) and using a drain cleaner that works on soap build up.
To test the pan for leaks, put a stopper in the drain, then fill with a bucker about 3" inches high and let set.
If it leaks, then it is the pan.
Other places to check for caulking would be around the faucet trim, doors, and corners of the shower


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