I just had a new shower installed in place of my tub surround in my upstairs bathroom. I just used the shower for the first time and my shower is not draining! Any thoughts would be great!!
if it is draining, its very little. i did pop the strainer and i don't see anything obstructing the flow...
Hmmm... Where did the tile guy clean his stuff off?
This has never happened before either!
Last edited by Redwood; 04-02-2008 at 08:52 PM.
the ceiling below is accessible...i am wondering if when the drain was moved from the tub position to the shower position, if it was installed incorrect...thoughts?
Its possible... Call the plumber back.
(2) Can you take a picture of the drain plumbing underneath and put it up?
It would have to be very incorrect (e.g. running uphill) not to drain at all. Not impossible, but it would have to be a colossal screw-up.
It sounds more likely to be a clog . . . like Redwood suggested, it could very likely be a giant glob of thinset . If that's the case, you might be calling the tile guy back--to pay the plumber's bill!
For some reason many of the other trades feel compelled to use drains as trash cans.
Near here we have a large apartment complex going up... I can't even tell you how many times I have been there to clean drains obstructed with construction debris as the clogs come up on their completed unit punch list. Sometimes its up to 3 separate drains on one call.
I'll be sad when they finally finish... Its been a good gig while it lasted!
The only bad part was a lot of these calls were before the elevators were working... Fortunately the animals behaved on the upper floors.
Well, it turns out that it was not a clogged drain, the mistake was a rookie mistake. The guy confused the drain pipe for a n exhaust pipe and routed it to an eventual dead end for the water to flow. We had to cut out the ceiling below to see the problem, and now I am having to get a drywall patch! I HATE PLUMBING!!
I like plumbing... Its the drywall work I hate! Good thing I don't have to fix the holes I make!