Removing an old shower tray

19 Jan 2007
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I've had to saw through the pipe to lift out an old shower tray as the previous owner had gummed up the joints with mastic and allsorts of c*@p. As I'm replacing the shower with one over the bath what do I do with the rest of the waste pipe?

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So instead of the shower tray, you are installing a bath?

Re-new the waste pipe completely if you can, its best not to join on to the old waste if you can re-new it. If you have to join it on to the old waste pipe, give it a good rodding first. It could have a fair bit of gunge in it.
Lee-King said:
So instead of the shower tray, you are installing a bath?


No. The bathroom already had a bath, basin and shower crammed into a relatively small space so I'm replacing the bath with a slightly bigger one, removing the shower altogether (replacing it with a bath/shower mixer over the bath) and shifting the basin over a little to give a more spacious feel. The bath and basin have a waste pipe and I'm not sure where the shower waste connects to as I haven't been able to lift up the floorboards with the bath still in situ.
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You need to get under those floorboards and see how it runs. If it has nothing tee'ing into it (basin/bath etc), cut it back as far as you can and cap it off. If it tee's into the bath waste pipe, cut out the tee and replace with a straight bit of pipe.

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