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How to Install a Shower Pan and Drain

Licensed contractor Amy Matthews shows how to prepare the subfloor and install a shower pan and drain. Proper installation of a sturdy shower base or pan is essential to avoid water damage.

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  • PVC pipe
  • plywood
  • construction adhesive
  • screws
  • PVC cleaner
  • PVC cement
  • PVC pipes and fittings
  • extra-large shower pan
  • drain cover


  • jigsaw
  • PVC saw
  • marker
  • caulking gun
  • impact driver
  • drill
  • hole saw bit
  • safety glasses
  • gloves
  • file

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  • Shower pan from E. L. Mustee and Sons Inc.