Shower drain sits too high - help!


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Old 05-27-03, 03:23 PM
nucmed24
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Arrow Shower drain sits too high - help!

In one of my bathrooms, I have a stand up shower. The drain, which sits in the middle of the shower, sits higher than the rest of shower. So after shower, not all of water drains out. I was wondering if there is anything that could be done about this? please help!

--ERIC
 
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Old 05-28-03, 06:30 AM
Brewbeer
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What is the shower floor constructed out of?
 
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Old 05-28-03, 10:53 AM
masterjoe
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Re-tile

From reading your post, I got the impression that what you have is not an one-piece fiberglass shower pan but a home-made tiled shower pan that the installer didn't pay too much attention to give it a proper slope toward the center drain.
Pre-fab pans are not very hard to install, but then again, if your shower stall is tiled all around, it won't look good either.

I suggest to:

-Plug the drain with a rag
-Chisel out all tiles and residual mortar base from the bottom of stall
-Re-mix, re-pour and re-lay the tiles; this time, make sure you give it a proper down-slope toward the drain(2-3 deg).

Good luck
 
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Old 05-28-03, 12:46 PM
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It is actually a one-piece shower. it appears that when the shower was installed, the drain was too high for the shower. I didn't know if there was a way to create a down slope, i.e. tiling the bottom? some sort of hardening liquid that i could pour not unlike cement? I am a new homeowner that knows not what he does. Help!! =)
 
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Old 05-29-03, 06:13 AM
Brewbeer
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Maybe the thing can be lowered by cutting down the height of the receiver drain pipe. What is under the shower downstairs? Or is the shower on a slab?
 
 

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