You might be wondering how to cut a shower drain hole. First, you must measure the subfloor hole and determine the size of the drain hole. Next, use a sharp utility knife to cut the membrane, making an “X” cut about 3/8″ deep. This will allow the drain to slide over the bolt head. Once you’ve cut the hole, you can attach the upper drain plate. If you’re unsure of where to begin, read the manufacturer’s installation instructions for a shower drain.
If your shower has a compression style drain, you will need a flat-head screwdriver to remove the drain strainer. This step should be fairly straightforward. To remove the strainer, wedge the screwdriver under it and gently pry it up. Next, you need to locate the locknut inside the drain flange. The locknut has several crowns. Use a flat-head screwdriver to loosen the nut. To install the new drain, remove the old drain and put the new one on. Once the new drain is installed, you can attach a metal grate over the top of the new drain.
If you’ve cut a hole in the drywall, you can easily replace the damaged drain. The hole should be approximately 3/4 to one inch larger than the existing drain. You may have to test fit the shower base first to mark the appropriate height. If this is not possible, remove the base and cut the drain pipe. After you’ve made the repair, you can paint the patch to give it a smooth look. To get the perfect finish, you can also repaint the entire ceiling.
What is the rough in for a shower drain?
The rough in for a shower drain is the distance from the center of the drain to the wall.
Can a shower drain be 1.5 inches?
No, a shower drain must have a minimum drain size of 2 inches.
Does a shower need a 2 inch drain?
For a shower, you need a 2-inch drain.
How much water can a 1 1/2 pipe drain?
A 1 1/2′ pipe can drain 30-38 cubic feet of water per minute.
How far off the wall should a linear shower drain be?
A linear shower drain should be flush with the wall, or as close to it as possible.
How far can trap be from shower drain?
The trap can be no further than 3 inches from the shower drain.
How are shower drains measured?
Shower drains are measured by diameter.
What size drain do I need?
Most standard drains are 1-1/2 or 2 inches in diameter, but the size of the drain needed will depend on the sink.
Do all shower drains have weep holes?
Most newer shower drains have weep holes in the strainer to allow water to drain and air to circulate so that mold and mildew cannot form.
What is standard tub drain size?
Is there a standard size for a shower drain?
The standard size for a shower drain is two inches.
Are all bathtub drain holes the same size?
The size of bathtub drain holes can vary, but most are around 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
How do you measure for a tub drain replacement?
To measure for a tub drain replacement, you’ll need to remove the old drain and measure the distance from the top of the drain flange to the bottom of the tub. Then, you’ll need to add 1/2″ to that measurement to account for the thickness of the new drain.
How do I choose a bathtub drain?
When choosing a bathtub drain, there are a few factors to consider, such as the size and shape of the tub, the type of tub (freestanding or drop-in), and the type of drain (traditional or wasteset). You will also need to decide if you want a drain with a trip lever or a pop-up drain.
Can a tub and shower share the same drain?
You can share the same drain but, you will need a 2″ drain for both the shower and tub.
How close can shower drain be to wall?
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the type of shower drain being installed. However, it is generally recommended that shower drains be installed a minimum of 2 inches away from wall surfaces.