Need help plumbing shower cabinet


Old 04-30-03, 10:09 AM
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Need help plumbing shower cabinet

I am in the process of replacing my parents old cast iron tub with a SwanStone shower cabinet. The shower model is a PSC-32 with a extended base which will allow me to remote the drain on the floor versus plumbing in a new drain under the house.

The drain and the supply pipes for the tub were opposite of where the shower will be located now. The extended base kit will take care of the drain, but I have no idea how to plumb the supply ines and what material I should use - pvc, copper, pex? The shower will be located approximately 3' from the old location.

Right now there is a 3/4" pipe with a small valve on each coming out of the floor, from those valves there was a plastic pipe that threaded on the valve then went to the tub faucet.

My plan is to plumb both supply lines and drain along floor then build an enclosure to cover them up and will also act as a step for my handicapped father to enter shower.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-03, 12:37 PM
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What type of supply pipes do you have now? Galvanized? Copper? Are the shut-off valves threaded on or soldered?
I would run the same size pipe over to the shower faucet using CPVC plastic pipe off of adapters from the metal pipe. Put accessible shut-off valves on them.
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