The shower may be leaking from: 1) A failure of the drain and associated piping itself (e.g., corrosion of the cast iron floor drain), 2) A failure of the shower pan, which is an ostensibly waterproof liner (may be metal or synthetic polymer) embedded in the tile floor (or comprising the plastic floor) which is mechanically connected to the drain; or 3) Leakage of water in the shower's surrounding area (walls, non-pan floor area, etc.) which is accumulating and dripping near the drain.
The shower diverter is loose or broken inside and needs to be changed.
The drains for the shower, toilet and sink all connect to a common line. Assuming the toilet is not backing up, the problem indicates that there may be a partial blockage, enough so that some of the toilet flow is backing up through the shower drain line. You need plumbing repair. The shower leak you mention should only be in the shower, or else you have a broken drain line as well.
usally a line stoppage
A drain leak, a leaking shower pan, a leaking shower valve or piping, a leaking bezel or escutchions on the shower valve, bad or missing grout, bad caulking in the corners of the wall, a leaking shower door, water spilled on the floor, or, a drain pipe leak. any one or combination of the listed problems can do it. Look things over take care of what you can see wrong before making a hole in the ceiling. If you think you have fixed the leak repaint the stained area but prime 1st with Kilz or Binz to cover the stain or it will reappear through the paint even if the leak has stopped. If the leak hasn't stopped from taking care of the things you could see then open up a hole to see where it is coming from.
Shower drain goes into a trap under shower. Continue piping from trap to drain line.
Water won't drain from shower. Either trap or shower drain line is clogged.
First thing you should do is call a plumber. Drain lines are not supposed to leak. Your drain line is clogged and needs to be snaked out and the leaking pipe repaired.
You can't, the shower drain fitting is larger. You must fit a conventional tub overflow and drain
plugged evaporator drain tube or the heater core has gone bad
First put a stooper in the drain, then take a 5 gallon pail of water fill the base of the showe let it stand over night and see if anything leaks ( GET THE WATER FROM AOTHER PLACE NOT FROM THE SHOWER) The next day let the water drain this should let you know if it the shower pan /drain pipe. If not leaks then test the grouting by hahing water spashed on it THEN ids still no leak we can explain how to test the shower valve Sylvan Tieger,LMP
typically shower drains are 2"
A leaking gasket, a leaking filter, or a leaking drain plug....
A shower rough-in usually refers to the distance from the wall to the center of the shower drain , measured out away from both walls in a shower to the center of the drain. It also maybe referring to the height and the center line of the placement of the shower valve.
This depends on what shower fixture you mean, shower head? mixer? tap? shower floor drain?
The center of the shower floor where the tile shower drain would normally be positioned ... drain base. After this step the sloped mortar bed should be ... pan liner or membrane in our instructions.
Possibly a caulked joint ( lead and oakum )
NO!!!!!! YES---If you have a two inch drain pipe on your tub. A tub/ shower drain should be 2" in diameter. A shower drain is 2" in diameter. If you have a 1 1/2" tub drain you g to where it ties into your 3" line and cut out the fitting it attaches to add a new fitting for 2" pipe and replumb back to your tub and tie in the shower drain then. If this is a situation where you will be taking a shower while someone else takes a bath i sugget running a separate lin to the main sewer line.
This can be a complicated job as the toilet drain ranges from 3" -4" and a variety of materials from Plastic to cast iron to galvanized. Then there is the venting to consider and NO a shower drain CANNOT be used for a toilet discharge as the shower drain is normally 2" diameter
that means you might have a leak in the pipes or something.
The required minimum pipe size for a shower tub drain is 1 inch.
Check you vent stack connection inside the house. Gurgling may have been caused by a clogged vent stack not equalizing the pressure. Now that gurgling has stopped it is getting air. Start your checking there. ----HYPOTESIS The shower drain in a spare bath gurgled when the toliet flushed or the sink water drained When the shower was used it leaked to the ceiling below. Now it does not gurgle -How do we find the leak?
If the leak was sudden and accidental, they would cover the water damage. They would not cover the shower pan if the leak was caused by age, wear, tear or faulty construction.
If you have a drain available. You may need to chip some concrete around the drain to install the bottom half of the drain. With that in place, set the shower over it and the top piece screws into the drain to form a seal. You can build a 2x4 frame and raise the shower up enough to run a drain to a sump or a floor drain.