View Full Version : Problem installing drain in Maax shower kit.
01-03-2008, 05:15 PM
I purchased a Maax ABS shower kit and it includes a "Wedge-lock no-caulk" drain assembly. The instructions indicate that the drain pipe needs to be 1/2" below the bottom of the base. The problem is that the bottom of the base at the drain hole measures only 1/4" to the concrete basement floor. I have already chiseled out a 5" diameter, 2" inch deep trench in the concrete around the drain pipe to accomodate the drain assembly. But how can I cut the ABS drain pipe 1/4" below the level of the floor?
01-03-2008, 05:41 PM
how can I cut the ABS drain pipe 1/4" below the level of the floor?
All things are possible, some just take more time and money than others.
Normally, when installing a shower drain, I have the concrete knocked out around the drain, a fairly good hole. This allows me to use a small saw, or maybe just a saw blade that I hold in my hand to cut the pipe.
If the pipe is too short, then the big hole allows me to go farther down and couple on more length.
01-03-2008, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the thought-starter.:)
I wonder if a cutting wheel on a dremel would work?
01-03-2008, 07:19 PM
That might work, but an inside pipe cutter only costs about $10, and works well.