09:12AM | 08/16/05
Member Since: 01/31/05
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Have a crack in the shower pan. Wife wants to remove entire stall and install a whirpool bath and shower. My question is. The shower currently drains in the middle of the pan. If I install a Whirlpool bath, would I need to reloacte the drain to fit the tub? This seems like it will require cutting some of the concrete to move the drain.


05:25AM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Not only will you have to relocate the drain, but a whirlpool tub only requires an 1-1/2 drain, a shower has a 2", though there is nothing to prevent you from installing a 2" trap and reducing down above the trap to the waste and overflow. You'd get real good drainage.

But breaking the concrete isn't all that difficult, with the right tools. You can rent an electric jack hammer from a rental company and have it done lickity split. Or, you can use a sledge hammer and wear yourself out, shatter windows with flying debris and strain your back.

But we switch them over all the time. I would say though, you may want to install a shower head over the tub.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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