Re: How to install a standard compression shower drain
Posted by LonnythePlumber on December 13, 2003 at 22:18:17:
In response to Re: How to install a standard compression shower drain
: I'm planning on installing a cultured marble shower with a pan. I'm told the pan is to placed over the drain and then a standard compression drain is to be installed.

: My question is how does one install the compression drain? Does one simply just "drop" it in the hole in the pan and it fits into the main drain pipe. Is it secured in anyway to this pipe, i.e. like pvc cement?

: It also seems like there should be something between the pan hole and the compression drain so it doesn't leak?

Compression GASKET. You install the drain fitting with silicone to the base. Brass is preferred because the plastic nuts can loosen. You set the base over the drain and then install a gasket between the pipe and the drain. This is very hard to do accurately. Your tailpiece must come up plumb and be cut off at the right height before final setting. LonnythePlumber

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