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jay19bm

11:27AM | 05/10/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
18 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Has anyone seen or used one of these? http://www.plumbrite.com/

it is supposed to allow the installation of a shower drain in plastic and fiberglass showers without having access from below the shower.

Just curious if anyone has tried it. If I can get my old brass ring shower drain out then I will probably try it since it should save a lot of time and money.

RayVinZant

07:54PM | 05/11/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
I have. I'm not real fond of them, but when installing plumbing there's always a situation where you need a specialty product. I prefer to use brass ones myself. I've had too many plastic drains break because of the flexing of the shower pan everytime someone steps into it. Most people do not pour morter under the shower pan before they set it to stiffen the pan. Since the pan is only fiberglass, it tends to flex when you get in. The problem is, most of the time the drain pipe is fixed ridged and its straight up. This makes it inflexible. So the flange of the shower drain flexes and eventually breaks.

Good Luck

Raymond

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.

BV002896

07:57PM | 12/31/13
I have used this and have not had to think about it for 7 to 8 years since the installation. The installation Video at wingtite.com is not far off the mark in regards to the ease of installation. I have had 0 issues since installing this product in a realitivly high use shower.

Hope this helps.
JacksonGrey

Sylvan

05:34PM | 01/02/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
1590 lifetime posts
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Brass caulked shower drains with the annular space filled with oakum and poured lead never leaks, never dries out, is impervious to acid or other chemicals and is great fro all ferrous metal piping systems
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