(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Updating shower in basement

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2

    Default Updating shower in basement

    I removed my tile shower from my basement and will be installing a two piece Lasco unit. The existing drain is the lead type. After speaking with someone from Home Depot he said my only option for a new drain is to bust out the concrete around the exisiting drain, cut it off and attach a fernco fitting and then add a 2" PVC to the other end of the fitting. Is this my only option?
    Thanks in advance
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Plumbing Contractor for 49 years johnjh2o1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    South*East
    Posts
    1,121

    Default

    The new strainer should come with a rubber donut to make your connection to the plastic pipe. You may have to adjust the length of the existing pipe. Do not use a fernco coupling to do this use a PVC coupling even if it requires you to chip away some concrete.

    John

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks John,
    This is the new drain I bought, so if I buy a 2"PVC Coupling will that fit to the existing drain do I need some sort of sealant?
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  4. #4
    Plumbing Contractor for 49 years johnjh2o1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    South*East
    Posts
    1,121

    Default

    The donut will not fit over the coupling. If the pipe is to short you will have to chip up the concrete and put the coupling below the floor. With the shower and strainer in place the pipe should end up about 1/4" below the top of the strainer.

    John

  5. #5
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    21,382

    Default

    What material is the riser pipe coming out of the slab made of? That will somewhat dictate what you have to do. It doesn't look like PVC. It could be lead or cast iron. If either of those, you'll have to crack some concrete to convert things. It may give you an opportunity to check the integrity of the trap, which may need to be replaced as well depending on what the material is and how deep it is.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •