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Old 06-28-09, 05:49 PM
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hole in slab around drain

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this is what i have now. slab. after i remove the drain. what do i do with the hole around the new drain that will be going in ? that is a pretty big void. also, the main drain pipe, down in the dirt, it is just a little loose. is this an issue ? dirt is dry.

i am putting in tile.

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I fill it up with sand until about an inch or two below the slab. Then you just pack your mud into when making your pan.
 
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Is this a shower drain or a toilet drain flange? When I first looked at the post I thought it to be toilet. If it is shower, do as Mark said with the sand, as you packing will fill the rest.

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thanx guys

yes, its a shower drain. the slab is about 4". so would packing up to the bottom, then 4" of thinset be ok ? i must keep the shower floor as low as possible.
 
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4" of thinset? Just do as I say and fill the majority of it with normal earth, then pack the remaining inch or two with your mortar mix. You could always cement it all in, but it would be a nightmare if you ever had to replace that drain for some reason.
 
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ok, Mark. sounds good. but i just found out that i should rip the trap out and put a fernco in its place. this would be a lot of extra work. what i don't understand, is "why" ?
what i have in there now has been working fine. what you see, is the drain, that is inserted in a rubber seal. that is in an extension. that extension fits in another seal in the trap.
i don't know why i just can't reuse all of it, with a new drain

<a href="http://s910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/1234dude1234/?action=view&current=IMG_0755.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/1234dude1234/IMG_0755.jpg" border="0" alt="shower drain 2"></a>
 
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Old 07-04-09, 11:33 AM
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Just slap some duct tape on it and it will be just fine....no leaks at all.
 
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Originally Posted by condo-owner View Post
<a href="http://s910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/1234dude1234/?action=view&current=IMG_0755.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/1234dude1234/IMG_0755.jpg" border="0" alt="shower drain 2"></a>

Oh my!!! Can you frame that thing and hang it on your wall?

Reminds me of last night when I heard my neighbor's lawnmower blade hitting metal. My first thought was I sure hope he has the common sense to check out if the mower is ready to fly apart and shear his feet off at the ankles. He finally stopped, pounded on my door, had me come out and look and the deck was busted in half. He wanted to know if it could be welded. I said, "Are you kidding? I bet the whole deck is thin and rotten from wet grass under there for years." The mower deck had the consistency of that of an old tin can found buried out on some farmer's land, that was dug up 40 years later. I'm not kidding/exaggerating. He got a little upset with me when I said I don't think it can be fixed. You should have seen how that deck behaved when he pushed down and raised up on the handle.
 
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sure = at your house

i was convinced to bust out the crete and replace the trap.
 
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