11:33AM | 04/07/07
Member Since: 04/06/07
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I'm replacing a leaking shower stall on my basement level (concrete floor).

After removing the old shower stall I have noticed that the drain pipe coming out of the floor is crooked, by quite a bit. When I set the new shower pan over the drain pipe it is so crooked that there will be no way I can get the drain gasket pushed over the drain pipe. Will I have to have the floor torn apart and have the drain pipe re-done or can I create some kind of gasket around the crooked drain pipe with some kind of sealer rather than using the drain gasket that came with my shower pan. Apparently that was how the old shower drain was sealed in the old stall, which ended up leaking because there wasn't enough support under it. See attached pics. The drain pipe will be shortened to fit about half-way down the drain opening in the shower pan in the attached picture.

Thanks for your help,

8980 crooked shower drain


07:40AM | 04/08/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Not only is it crooked it is to high and shows a lot of corrosion.

Considering it is galvanized piping you can remove the pan cut out the pipe and the fitting below possibly an elbow and redo the up right pipe properly


08:18AM | 04/08/07
Member Since: 04/06/07
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Thanks for the reply but my information might have been confusing. I will be cutting the pipe to a height of about half-way down the drain opening in the pan but because the drain pipe is crooked I can't use the gasket that came with the Mustee shower pan. Is there any other kind of material I can pack around the pipe in the pan drain opening that will provide a long-lasting waterproof seal?

I do not want to have the floor ripped apart to fix the drain pipe. The drain pipe is plastic and it is not corroded.

It just needs to be cleaned up.

8987 crooked shower drain


09:49AM | 04/08/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
That is not a shower drain.

It is a metal floor drain that some one tried to "convert" by sticking a piece of ABS pipe and a coupler into it.

I suspect that it is just forced fit.

I could not find a drain like yours, but this is somewhat similar.

The plug in the side is to bypass the internal trap so that it can be snaked if it line clogs.

It is not approprate for a shower.

The floor needs to be busted up and replaced.

Maybe have been the cause of the orginal leaks.
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