Oatey shower drains have become a favorite among homeowners since they’re durable and can last for a long time. Their special design includes an adjustable barrel, which allows you to adjust the height of the drain and ensure it matches the height of the shower floor.
You can always ask your plumber to install an Oatey shower drain, but you can also go the DIY route if you’d like to give it a try. Here are some of the steps you must take to have a successful Oatey shower drain installation.
Before you start, make sure you have all the tools you need to complete the project, such as a jigsaw, wrench, utility knife, cement applicator, flat trowel, and a nail or staple gun. Aside from buying the Oatey shower drain, you should purchase a shower pan liner, solvent cement, Portland cement, masking tape, silicone caulk, and pea gravel.
Disassemble the Oatey shower drain. You should get four main parts which, from the bottom up, are the drain base (which connects with the drain pipe), the reversible clamp ring (which contains the collar bolts), the adjustable drain barrel, and the strainer.