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 shower drain in basement slab
Author: vamike57 (VA)

Hello Plumbing pros,
I'm putting in a tile shower where a fiberglass one was. I got to the point where I wanted to glue in the 2" PVC Sioux Chief shower drain (adjustable). I had to cut the riser down quite a bit to get the drain as close to the floor as possible leaving some room. When I applied the primer and glue, it seated right in but was very much out of level. I pulled it apart and cleaned off the connection (I'll probably go and buy a new drain assembly instead of using this one again. My riser is pretty short and I'm running out of room to try and make an even cut. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

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 Re: shower drain in basement slab
Author: packy (MA)

i looked at the oatey site and they have cast iron adjustable drains that connect to the pipe below with a rubber donut type gasket. something like that can be installed crooked to the pipe and level to the floor.
the type connection is called 'no caulk'..

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 Re: shower drain in basement slab
Author: vamike57 (VA)

Thanks! I'm going to look at it now.

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 Re: shower drain in basement slab
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

I cut pipes below the floor with an inside pipe cutter. If you have room you might use a shielded coupling to get the drain body to set level.

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