Re: Shower Drain
Posted by Gary Swart on June 21, 2004 at 15:26:34:
In response to Re: Shower Drain
: Code requires showers to have a 2" drain and while you might sneak by with the 1-1/2", every drain has to have a trap to block sewer gas from entering the house.

Sorry, I was interupted before I could finish my post. I did not wish to imply that you should try to get by with the 1-1/2" drain for the shower, I was leading up to what alternatives you have. I don't know how far it is to the main drain, but the right way is to break out the concrete to access the 1-1/2" to the drain, replace it with 2" and install a trap. If the drain is not trapped now, you can't use it, so you will have to break out some concrete anyway. I use a small 3 function hammer/drill for small concrete jobs, and it works pretty well. It is what you would want for a major demolition job, but for $100 including bits and chisels, and a little time, you can open that up to gain access. Then fill the trench and finish it with new concrete. Sorry, but there aren't too many options.

Replies to this post
There are none.