Solvent Weld vs No Caulk

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Blaze, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Blaze

    Blaze New Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    Office Grunt
    Ontario, Canada
    I was wondering which solution would be best for my situations.

    I am installing an acrylic corner shower (base and walls) from Maxx. The bathroom is on the second floor above my family room.

    Should I use a solvent weld shower drain or a no-caulk shower drain, and why?

  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    If you have access from a ceiling below, I prefer a solvent weld. If this is on a slab or otherwise does not have access, then you will need the no-caulk.
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  4. Racer814

    Racer814 New Member

    Dec 24, 2006
    I prefer a glue drain in either instance...just MAKE SURE you get one that you can unscrew the drain after installation in case you have a leak...then tyou can screw it putty and re install...

    actually this is one of the few times I might use silicone over putty.....:eek:
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