How to connect a rough shower drain to plumbing

In newly built home, the shower is tucked into the plumbing pipes with a shower drain and waste pipes. Although you cannot see them while you take a shower, the shower drain and waste pipes fill the essential role of carrying wastewater out of the house and into the septic or sewage system waste. Without these components, odors accumulate in the home and water could damage the walls and ceilings. Although there are several types of PVC shower drain soldering solvent shower drains and drain pipes are fairly easy for DIY owners to install themselves.


  1. Pop the showerhead with a flat head screwdriver; there is usually a small slot in the shower head that can fit a screwdriver.
  2. Apply silicone sealant around the lower lip of the body drain shower.
  3. Push the shower body drain into the shower drain pan hole to form an airtight seal.
  4. Place the shower drain rubber gasket and then the paperboard gasket in the body drain shower.
  5. Install the locking nut in the body drain shower and tighten the nut with a wrench.
  6. Look for thick horizontal drain waste pipes near the shower drain. Hold a PVC fork mount to the side of the horizontal pipe and mark the ends of the star shaft on the pipe. A PVC winder is a plumbing fixture that branches out to form a “Y” shape and has three shafts that connect to plumbing pipes.
  7. Cut the pipe waste section with the two marks as a guide. Cut with a PVC hand saw or jigsaw.
  8. Apply PVC primer to the ends of the waste pipes and into the wye cubes. Follow with a PVC or rubber cement application on the purple PVC primer.
  9. Push the wye on both ends of the waste pipe. You will need to install the star at one end of the pipe at a time and pull the pipe until you get the other end of the fork to fit.
  10. Inspect the fork with a torpedo level to make sure it is rated down so that water is not trapped in the pipeline.
  11. Measure the PVC hook-up pipe connection to the center of the shower drain, including all folding of fittings.
  12. Cut a length of 2-inch PVC pipe to the size of the star in the center of the shower drain.
  13. PVC J-hook Drive plumber support hangers on beams every 4 feet to help hold pipes. J hooks already have nails and all you need to do is install them with a hammer.
  14. Cut a length of 2-inch PVC pipe to accommodate a measurement from the PVC shower drain shaft to the center of the 2-inch piping waste pipe. Prime and glue one end of the tubing and the inside of the shower drain bucket and then attach the tubing to the shower drain hub.
  15. Dry to mount a 2-inch PVC all-P-glue trap to the shower drain pipe and rotate so the street 90 degrees of elbow and drain waste 2-inch pipe line.
  16. Cut the drain pipe with the PVC saw where the elbow of the street 90 degree elbow with the waste pipe. Apply a primer to the exposed end of the shower drain, drain pipe, piping, end of the non-hub 90th Street elbow accessory and the U curve inside. A regular 90-degree elbow has two hubs that Are connected to tubes; A 90-degree elbow street has one shaft end with pipe and another end which is the same diameter as the pipe, which can be connected to the hub of another connection.
  17. Apply PVC glue to the 2-inch drain pipe waste and the interior of 90 Elbow Street, connect the pieces and then level 90 elbow.
  18. Apply glue inside the U curve, the outside of 90th Street and at the end of the shower and drain the tubing. Push the elbow up on 90th Street and the drain pipe shower. Seal with PVC cement to drain a leak-proof showerhead every solvent and waste pipe.