Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

March 8, 2008

shower drain

Filed under: Uncategorized — aroundthebend @ 9:36 pm


So you have a pipe coming out of the gravel beneath your floor, surrounded by foam blocks and that is supposed to be your shower drain.  What to do?

Dig all the foam out first and find back that gravel that you so lovingly compacted down many moons ago.  Decide not to spend the money on a specialized tool which you will only use once.  Instead take a handy dandy bit of hacksaw blade and with a bit of effort voila, a pipe cut to the right length. 

 Then stuff a rag with a string down the pipe to keep your next messy work out of the trap, which would plug up your drain for good.  Then put new foam around the bottom of the hole to create a thermal and moisture break. Then put in some concrete and sand mix shaped for the eventual kerdi shower drain.  The drain will be glued to that bit of pipe down under the floor.

More to come later…


  1. Ahem…as instructed, I told Grandpa that you would be posting new pictures last night…now you made me break my promise!!!! Where are they????


    Comment by Gerda — March 17, 2008 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  2. OOPS, it is done now… the lesson to learn is that you shouldn’t make promises based on some one else’s behaviour… unless you can predict it with certainty through your econometric modelling… love dad.

    Comment by aroundthebend — March 17, 2008 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

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