Using an existing drain?

Old 03-19-06, 08:05 AM
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Using an existing drain?

Good day,

I'm renovating my basement bathroom which is 2 piece and thinking of adding a shower. There is a drain for the laundry near (within 2') of where the shower could go. I am going to move the laundry to another room. Can I use this drain? I ask because it is above floor level but I imagine it goes below the floor at some point - is it this point I need to find and hook into the shower?

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Old 03-19-06, 08:29 AM
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The area you tie the shower drain into must be below the shower floor plus 1/4" per foot slope in the piping. It will also need a trap and a vent. Unless you install the shower on a platform, you will probably be cutting concrete out. Good luck.

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