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Is it ok that drain seems to be a bit elevated? Water seems to sit around the drain for a few minutes and then goes away, is this a sign of a leak or are drains
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Most shower pans that are designed to have a drain body as yours, have a recess built in which allows for that water to fall into the drain more easily. Water in that location is not an indication of any sort of leak. Most likely this is a new installation and there is still a lot of surface tension keeping the water on top of the drain body. A bit of a scrub with soapy water would likely rememdy that if its the case.
 

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Most shower pans that are designed to have a drain body as yours, have a recess built in which allows for that water to fall into the drain more easily. Water in that location is not an indication of any sort of leak. Most likely this is a new installation and there is still a lot of surface tension keeping the water on top of the drain body. A bit of a scrub with soapy water would likely rememdy that if its the case.
Thanks for taking to time to respond.

Yes it is a new installation. By a bit of a scrub, do you mean that i should scrub the drain or the shower pan? Then after some time the drain won't be elevated anymore and will allow the water to the drain properly?
 

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The shower drain should be sitting in a slight recess built into the shower pan. The recess allows the shower drain body and strainer to sit essentially flush with the rest of the shower pan floor. Does yours seem to fit that description or not? If it does, then likely the water is pooling up because of residual oils left over from manufacturing and installation. Scrubbing or washing with soap, breaks down the chemicals and allows the water to flow down the drain more easily and stops pooling..

However if the drain appears to be higher than flush with the strainer installed, something else could be going on.
The pan may not be made for the drain installed.
The gaskets meant to be installed below the pan, may have been installed above like a gasket which they're not designed to be.
 

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The shower drain should be sitting in a slight recess built into the shower pan. The recess allows the shower drain body and strainer to sit essentially flush with the rest of the shower pan floor. Does yours seem to fit that description or not? If it does, then likely the water is pooling up because of residual oils left over from manufacturing and installation. Scrubbing or washing with soap, breaks down the chemicals and allows the water to flow down the drain more easily and stops pooling..

However if the drain appears to be higher than flush with the strainer installed, something else could be going on.
The pan may not be made for the drain installed.
The gaskets meant to be installed below the pan, may have been installed above like a gasket which they're not designed to be.
Got it. Thanks man!
 
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