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    I have a fiberglass shower receptor I am about to instal directly onto a slab floor.
    I had a look at the off the shelf PVC drains and was less than impressed.
    I'm pretty sure Brass is the way to go.

    Is there a preferred technology?
    Manufacturer?

    I'll be laying the pan onto a bed of mortar so replacing the drain would be a pain in the arse.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks a million.

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    Zurn and Watts have an excellent product line. You might start looking there.

    You might also check with California Faucets. They ship to Canada and have some killer drains that you don't see everywhere!

    JW
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    Hi Morpho,

    Here I sit thinking you have a plastic shower receptor, but you don't like plastic drains.

    Plastic drains -- pvc or abs -- are fine. They will not rust and crumble like some of the metal drains. I think it's the grate that you are concerned with. It can be metal while the drain remains plastic.

    If you are setting your receptor where there was once a tile shower floor, you'll need to dig down and change the drain.
    John Bridge, Ceramic Tile Setter :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by morpho View Post
    I have a fiberglass shower receptor I am about to instal directly onto a slab floor.
    I had a look at the off the shelf PVC drains and was less than impressed.
    I'm pretty sure Brass is the way to go.

    Is there a preferred technology?
    Manufacturer?

    I'll be laying the pan onto a bed of mortar so replacing the drain would be a pain in the arse.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks a million.
    Oatey no caulk brass shower drain is what your looking for.......Jones Stephens also makes one.

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CD8Q8gIwBA#

    I use them all the time and they work......all the time. LOL

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    This one is really easy to install.

    http://www.siouxchief.com/Drainage/R...ckRabbit.RJIIE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackney plumbing View Post
    This one is really easy to install.

    http://www.siouxchief.com/Drainage/R...ckRabbit.RJIIE
    Nice link Hackney. I've ordered a few Sioux Chief drains for my clients up here and the three I've inspected are rock solid. Great designs and solidly built. Some of the cheaper versions have not real strength and are made of the cheapest materials.

    The Sioux Chief clamping drains have multiple weep hole locations and I love that.

    I carry one in my truck and have my tile supplier stocking them now.

    I'll look for that drain next.

    Do they make a cast iron version of the clamping drain? Here in Vancouver inspectors are not allowing these ABS and PVC drains like Oatley, CanPlas, Schluter and such in our high rise condos. To much of a fire risk I guess.

    One of my favourite drains is the "Baby Blue" by Watts. Its a low profile cast iron clamping drain, paired up with a sheet membrane like Noble Seal TS or any approved shower liner you have the start of a great shower renovation.


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