New basement shower - old drain useable?

Old 07-01-10, 05:34 PM
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New basement shower - old drain useable?

I just ripped out an old metal shower in my basement. it had a 2" slab poured for the base. I broke that apart and removed it. This is what I am left with

its a 1-1/2" lead drain it looks like. is there any way i can use this, or am I going to have to jackhammer out the slab and replace pipe?

Old 07-02-10, 01:42 AM
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Plumbing codes require 2-inch drains for showers. If this job is by permit and will be inspected you need the 2-inch drain. You also need a trap and a vent so ripping it all out and starting from scratch may be the best in any case.

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