Monday, August 1, 2011

How To Plumb A Shower Drain

Plumbing a shower drain for your new home is a simple and short. Although it requires attention to detail, you can install a shower drain like a pro with a little planning and some common construction tools.

Map of the drain hole. To determine the location, set the shower floor in the frame you built. Make sure you have the shower pan in the right direction, then use a pencil to mark the location of the leak in the frame below.

Take a shower out of the case and cut the drain hole with a saber or jig. The hole is slightly larger than the gap in the shower drain pan, about 6 cm in diameter. If you set the shower on a concrete floor, you must run the plumbing for the drain hole through the concrete and the ground is common ground uses an adapter to PVC.

With the rain of bread yet, insert the Spud drainage of the leak that is screwed into the pan. Using Spud nuts, potatoes on the flow in the shower pan. Spud wrench is the best tool for threaded spud nut. Be gentle with the strut drainage. This is the discussion until it feels perfectly united, not tighten.

Place the drain pan. During the installation, execution, you must be the tops of the P-lock, the type of Taps is often used as a bath sink and shower drains. Depending on the length of PVC riser probably 2 inches in diameter at a height to reach the shower drain. According to Rick Peters "How Home Handbook: Plumbing," most manufacturers recommend that a jet bowl to set the level of wet plaster, mortar or non-expanding foam.

When the shower is positioned and leveled, use rubber gasket is held between the post and Spud PVC shower. The best way to tamp the seal is in place gently with a hammer with a package of iron or piece of metal. It should not be used as a lubricant to seal in its place. If you use a shower of plastic, maybe the concrete riser pipe directly to the shower instead of adding the seal.

Place the guard in place over the shower drain the shower drain. Some channels require that the shower drain or pop their lives, while others simply stood above the drain hole.

If you can not access the pipes below the shower drain to form an airtight seal, it may be necessary to use a compression type connector. If you can not access the plumbing in the shower to form an airtight seal, it may be necessary to use a compression type connector.

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