Re: Shower Drain
Posted by e-plumber on June 21, 2004 at 13:15:44:
In response to Re: Shower Drain
: I just purchased a house with a unfinished bathroom. I purchased a shower an have now found that I'm going to have to move the drain which is in a slab about a foot. The drain pipe is 1 1/2 pvc pipe with no ptrap on it. All the shower drains I've seen are for two inch pipe. My question is, is the 1 1/2 inch pipe going to work. I sure can't replace it under the slab. I fcould sure use a little advice.

: Thanks Richardlu

Reply:
It appears that the rough drain work that was left in the slab is for a bathtub (1-1/2") not a shower. The problem you're facing is that you would need to reduce the drain size (which is not permitted by code) in order to make the shower drain (2") connect to the existing piping, which could lead to problems; clogs and a slow draining shower base.
e-plumber



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