Walk In Shower Drain
I'm a master plumber as well as a builder. Crazy but true. I've been one for over 35 years.
Gary, who lives in West Memphis, Arkansas, is remodeling his bathroom and has a question about walk-in shower drains.
"I removed a bath tube and going to install a walk in shower. Do I need to move the drain to the center or maybe just a little?"
Well Gary, it all depends.
If you have a pre-formed shower pan that has a drain hole in it, you need to work your magic to connect that drain hole to the existing plumbing drain lines.
If you're creating your own shower pan using a waterproof membrane, cement-mud floor, tile and or stone, then you might be able to make the existing drain location work.
Your big issue is that most tubs have a 1.5-inch drain line that branches to them.
Guess what? Most codes require you to run a 2-inch drain line to a shower.
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