Replacing a shower drain


Old 09-23-16, 09:07 AM
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Replacing a shower drain

Hi guys, I had a problem with leaking on the first floor ceiling caused by the shower drain on the second floor. I cut up the damage area on the ceiling for easy access, removing, and reinstalling the new shower drain.

The old shower drain and the pvc pipe were really tight, so I cut them up for removal. FYI, shower pan did not get damage in the process

Materials I am using

2 IN shower drain from home depot Model# 828-2PK
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2 IN pvc pipe
2 in x 2 in pvc "flexible" connector (the one with screw on both end for tightening)
purple primer and red hot blue glue
plumber's putty

My questions are:

1. When to remove the excess putty after applying and putting down on the shower drain in place (remove right away or wait till it gets dried)?
2. When to tighten up the lock nut on the shower drain from the bottom?
3. Do I remove all of the excess putty from the bottom on the thread before tightening the lock nut?
4. How to keep the shower drain from moving when tightening up the lock nut? I tried tightening but the whole shower drain moved

5. (please refer to image below) Where to apply purple primer and red hot blue glue? between the inner caulking gasket and the pvc pipe? between caulking gasket and drain basket? Between the caulking nut and drain basket?

6. Is 2 in x 2 in pvc "flexible" connector the right part for connecting the pvc pipe on the other end? Or should I use regular connector with purple primer and red hot blue glue?

Any tip or guidance is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-23-16, 09:57 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I added the picture from your home depot link. That fitting is completely different than the one posted in your picture.
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thank you, homedepot link does not have cross section to expose all the parts. The one with cross section image is related to question#5.
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You do not use primer or glue on that type fitting.
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