Basement showerstall

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Old 05-13-03, 02:25 PM
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Basement showerstall

I am replacing a showerstall in my basement, the drain is already installed. The instuctions state to seal/glue the drain flanged to the 2" pvc in the floor which I understand. If I do this though, how can I replace/repair in the future, the old stall I removed was not installed in this manner. Is there other ways to seal the drain, and not be so permanent in the basment floor. Thanks in advance. Kevin
 
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Old 05-13-03, 06:00 PM
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They make a flange for the shower, that attaches to the shower and then when you sit it in place, it has a washer with a lockring that tightens it down... It is less permanent than gluing it... But of course, if you have to take out a shower stall in the future, it is usually not that big of a deal to cut the drain pipe in the process anyway... The non-glue type of drain IS easier to install if you have to do it yourself by the way, as the glue on type just about requires 2 people... One to work the shower into place while the other glues it and guides it in...
 
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Old 05-13-03, 11:32 PM
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The shower stall I am installing has this flange you speak of, which has a gasket and locknut that attaches to the base and the whole thing sets overtop of the 2" pvc coming up through the basement floor. All this is not a problem and understood, but if i glue this entire assembly together there is no cutting the pipe in the future because I will not have access to the pipe, the whole base unit is completely glue down? Also if I did have access to the pipe to cut out the old unit, then how would I install a new unit if the pipe that is in the concrete floor is now too short to use and would have to be dugup, this is what I am looking to possibly avoid in the future. Thanks, hope I explained correctely. Kevin
 
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Old 05-14-03, 02:09 PM
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The drain I am talking about has a washer and nut just like yours to tighten it to the shower stall, but in place of the glue HUB, it has a second gasket, with a ring that tightens down against the gasket pressing it against the sides of the pipe to seal it... It DOES NOT glue... It is exactly what you are talking about...
 
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