Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "My second-floor shower drain is cracked, but I have decorative tiles on the ceiling below and I don't want to ruin my ceiling if I don't have to. Will this replacement shower drain work for me?"
A. In short, yes. As long as no damage to the ceiling and structure was caused by the leak, this replacement shower drain is an ideal solution to your second-floor cracked shower drain. Many people have added decorative ceiling tiles only to have the shower on the floor above begin to leak. Rather than tear out that beautiful and expensive ceiling, use this replacement shower drain to replace the cracked shower drain; because it's installed completely from the top, no underneath access is necessary, saving your ceiling!
Q. "Wow, this looks just like what I need! Will it really save me time and money?"
A. Since the average uncomplicated installation of this replacement shower drain can be done in far less than an hour, this replacement shower drain is usually less expensive and less time consuming when compared with hiring someone else to do the job, tearing out a ceiling or tunneling under a slab foundation, not to mention cleaning up after those jobs. However, as always, it is recommended that you check with your local plumbing codes to confirm this solution is suitable for your installation per the regulations in your area.
Q. "This looks great, but are there any tricks to getting this to go in just right?"
A. As this replacement shower drain has an o-ring that seals over the existing standpipe, the standpipe must be smooth, so take care when preparing the pipe for the drain installation. Complete installation instructions are included with the drain.
Q. "Okay, I've removed the leaking drain from my shower, but the standpipe is too short to install this replacement drain. What can I do?"
A. If your pipe is too short to install this replacement drain, one possible solution would be to install a PVC coupling and an additional length of pipe to bring the height up to where it needs to be. Then simply install this replacement shower drain like normal.
Q. "I'm very excited about fixing my leaking shower, but will this definitely solve my problem?"
A. If your existing shower drain is cracked and leaking, then installing a replacement shower drain is the appropriate solution. However, there could be other reasons your shower is leaking. Be sure to confirm the source of your leak and the appropriate solution to ensure the best results. If you are unsure of the cause of your leak, you may wish to contact a trusted local professional instead.
Q. "Will this replacement shower drain work for my tile floor shower?"
A. This replacement shower drain has been designed to fit plastic and fiberglass shower floors, and so is not suitable for installation with tile floor showers as those drains are designed differently. However, we do offer both square and round drains for tile shower floors.
Q. "Will this replacement shower drain work for my tub?"
A. Tub (and tub/shower combo) drains are designed differently; this replacement shower drain has been designed to fit plastic and fiberglass shower floors only. However, we do offer both drain bodies and complete waste and overflow drains for standard tub/shower combos.