Shower drain pit


Old 01-08-17, 04:14 PM
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Shower drain pit

I removed a fiberglass shower because we never use it and we are converting the space from a full bathroom to half mud room, half half-bath. My question is since I removed the shower and now I have an open hole in the floor where the shower drain is, can I fill that in with concrete since it will no longer be used for a shower? If not, how can I fill it in in order to put tile over it.

Old 01-08-17, 06:56 PM
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You will want to cap the pipe first.

Hard to say what needs to be done with the floor, a picture would be very helpfull/
Old 01-09-17, 05:26 AM
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If it is a standard 12" x 12" shower pit, and you properly cap the pipe, you can fill it with concrete, but it will be a permanent abandonment. Dig down in the pit sufficiently to expose the trap and make sure they didn't leave an adjustable joint down there. All joints will need to be glued closed. Then fill it with gravel up to the point of the original concrete base and finish with concrete.

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