If you have shower in your house, you have to make sure that your shower drain works properly, otherwise your bathroom will be overflowing with the water after you finished the shower. The shower drain installation can be done by yourself or by professional technician. However since t is quite simple, you can do it easily and purchase the materials in the local hardware stores. First thing to do is to make sure you measure the exact size of your shower drain plumbing system. Keep in mind that if you want to make the new installation, you should consider the area to place the shower drain and the channel to dispose the water.
You can search for the manual of shower drain installation in the internet for further details. After you measure the shower drain properly, next thing to do is to go to the hardware stores and find the pvc pipes that suitable with the measurement of the existing plumbing. Then make sure you clean the broken pvc pipes or if you see any cracking in the surrounding of the existing shower drain.
Next thing to do is to drill and make a hole in the shower drain area in which you have to make it align with the existing plumbing system. Make all the pvc pipe`s side smooth and even to make sure no leaking happen in the future. When you place the pvc pipe in the plumbing system with the glue specifically for hardware joint, wait for approximately thirty seconds to make sure that its connected properly and completely dry. You do not have to use the cement to make sure the joint connection, especially if you are using the pvc or rubber pipes.
Final thing to do is to screwdrived the shower drain top otherwise just push it to make sure the top is covered properly. You need to do the testing with water later on, after you are certain that the glue or cement is dried properly. Make sure you did not get on the glue on your bare skin since it would be dangerous for your skin.
If you are going to make the new shower drain, you can do the installation by yourself with following simple instructions. After you purchase the plumbing system with all the pipes, cut the main line with a saw that specifically for the pipe cutting. You need to see that the cutting result is smooth and straight, otherwise it could be a leaking problem in the future.
Once you are done with the pipe cutting, use the pvc glue to connect both of the pipes end. Make sure it is in proper position where you can see that the pipes are connected perfectly. Once you glue it together, you will find it difficult to release it, thus you have to be firm when holding it together. To be assured that the glue is dried and stick the pipes together in good place, you may want to hold it together at least for thirty seconds.
Before you make the shower drain installation, you should make the blue print or drawing plan of how the plumbing system will be. This is important since it will determine if any leak problem will occur in the future or if the system is too complicated or else. With proper shower drain installation, you will be able to have good bath time without worrying the over floawing water afterward.