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Old 06-24-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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Replacing Fiberglass Pan From Above

is it possible to replace a fiberglass pan from above if the dimensions of the drain are identical? Client wants a shower without the built in seats and doesn't want the hassle of cleaning a tile pan.

after finding a couple of options online, what type of drains have you found to be of good fit and quality? Do the types with the expanding gasket fail in the future?

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Old 06-25-2015, 09:13 AM   #2
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Re: Replacing Fiberglass Pan From Above

If by "from above" you mean you don't have access to the p-trap from below, that's not a problem. The caulkless/compression drain flange like Oatey work great and I've never seen a failed gasket after having pulled many older ones.
Swanstone is my first choice. Kohler acrylic, Swan Veritek are my next in that order. The Veritek uses the wedge lock drain and also works just fine.


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