Floor Drain Installation
Asked Mar 6, 2006, 02:13 PM
I need some help installing a floor drain. However, the situation is not such a simple one.
The first picture (below) shows the job site. What makes this situation unique is that it is not a tiled or otherwise waterproof floor, nor does the owner plan to do so in the near future; in fact the main purpose of the drain is to be positioned directly underneath the spout of the 25-gallon Cecilware hot water urn to catch any spills (or if some moron turns on the spout without holding a coffee cup underneath it). Rather, the current floor is just wood (and I am not entirely sure how thick it is, although I can find out, if necessary). On the plus side, I have access to the floor from above as well as below - beneath the floor is a more-or-less unfinished basement.
The drain I purchased is a PlumBest D50-001, which I chose (perhaps foolishly) because the label on it advertised it as a "shower/floor drain". I believe it is what Tom usually refers to as a "flange-type shower drain". I found this semi-useful page on the manufacturer's website, which lists a bunch of specs for that particular series of model numbers, but no installation instructions/tips.
So simply put, my question is: how do I install the drain in the floor? What I'm trying to accomplish is to cut a hole in the wood the exact size of the strainer, and install the drain so that the strainer is flush with the floor. Is this possible at all? Will I have to exchange this for a different kind of drain? Or this a lost case altogether?
Last edited by PalmMP3; Mar 6, 2006 at 02:22 PM.