Install a shower pan by attaching cement board underneath, continuing to position the pan over the drain hole and then installing the drain assembly. This process requires a circular saw, reciprocating saw, drill, hammer, measuring tape and pencil. The entire process should take less than half a day.Know More
Make sure the floor area on which the shower pan is to be installed is level. Apply a generous amount of construction adhesive to the back of the cement board underlayment. Press the cement board into place over the drainpipe. Use cement board screws to attach the board to the floor.
Use the reciprocating saw to cut the drainpipe flush with the top of the cement board.
Apply construction adhesive to the bottom of the shower pan around the cleats and the drain hole. Lift the shower pan over the drainpipe, and gently place it on the floor. Press down on the shower pan until it sits correctly, attaching it to the wall studs if needed.
Place the rubber ring on top of the drainpipe. Position the drain cover on top of the rubber ring, dropping it into place.
A kitchen sink drain assembly includes a strainer, strainer basket, rubber gasket, washers, lock nuts, housing, slip nuts, tailpiece, trap adapter, couplers, pipe and a trap. A bathroom drain assembly includes a stopper, flange, drain body, tailpiece, nuts, gaskets and a lift-rod assembly to operate the stopper.Full Answer >
To install a new shower drain, cut the drain pipe to fit, secure the drain to the shower base, and fit the compression gasket. Tighten and seal the new drain.Full Answer >
Clear the surface of the drain cover and clean the drain with a bent wire. This will clear most blockages in the shower. Using a hand snake may be necessary if the drain doesn't work properly after using these methods.Full Answer >
To fix a slow shower drain, start by pulling up the lid and removing any hair clogs that you find. Doing this by hand is often more effective than starting with a chemical product, as chemicals often drip through the hair ball, leaving it intact.Full Answer >