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Shower Drain Installation

ACO Shower Drain Installation

Architects, interior designers and engineers worldwide know of ACO’s commitment to providing the highest quality stainless steel and ABS plastic linear shower and spa drains. Whether you require a curbless shower drain, an aging in place shower drain or a linear trench drain we have a solution that is stylish, long lasting and easy to install.

Drawings and instructions in PDF are available to assist with proper installation.

Please Note: The shower drain installation instructions below should be used in conjunction with instructions from the manufacturers of mortars, membranes, thinsets, etc. used in the construction of the shower base. The guides are intended for professional drain installers only.

  1. When altering floor joists, consult Structural Engineer for advice and reinforce floor joists as advised.
  2. Frame out shower surround as required.
  3. Connect base of PVC CPE membrane adapter to pipe work, leave drain bolts in place. Block drain opening to prevent floor mortar from entering.
  4. Trowel mortar onto sub-floor, ensuring recommended 2% slope to drain.
  5. Install waterproofing membrane per manufacturer’s recommendations. Seal membrane to PVC CPE adapter underneath.
  6. Install top section of PVC CPE flange outlet adapter.
  7. Test membrane for leaks.
  8. Position threaded/rubber push-fit coupling in PVC CPE membrane body at correct position/height.
  9. Solvent weld shower channel pipe to threaded coupling/push channel spigot into rubber coupling (use lubricant to assist fit), at correct floor orientation.
  10. Cut plastic installation feet to height to rest on membrane and keep shower channel stable.
  11. Trowel mortar to required height, allow for thickness of tile and thinset mortar, grade to create recommended 2% slope towards drain.
  12. After floor mortar has cured, apply thinset and install tile and grout.
  13. Install grate into shower channel.
  1. Where altering floor joists, consult Structural Engineer for advice and reinforce floor joists as advised.
  2. Frame out shower surround as required.
  3. Connect base of PVC CPE adapter to pipe work, leave drain bolts in places. Block drain opening to prevent floor mortar from entering.
  4. Trowel mortar onto sub-floor, ensuring recommended 2% slope to drain.
  5. Install waterproofing membrane per manufacturer’s recommendations. Seal membrane to PVC CPE adapter underneath.
  6. Install top section of drain flange.
  7. Test membrane for leaks.
  8. Position threaded/rubber push-fit coupling in drain flange at correct position/height.
  9. Solvent weld point drain pipe to threaded coupling/push point drain spigot into rubber coupling (lubricant to assist), at correct height and orientation.
  10. Trowel mortar to required height, allow for thickness of tile and thinset mortar, grade to create minimum 2% slope towards drain.
  11. After floor mortar has cured, apply thinset and install tile and grout.
  12. Install grate into body.
  1. Where altering floor joists, consult Structural Engineer for advice and reinforce floor joists as advised.
  2. Frame out shower surround as required.
  3. Connect base of PVC CPE adapter to pipe work, leave drain bolts in places. Block drain opening to prevent floor mortar from entering.
  4. Trowel mortar onto sub-floor, ensuring recommended 2% slope to drain.
  5. Install waterproofing membrane per manufacturer’s recommendations. Seal membrane to PVC CPE adapter underneath.
  6. Install top section of drain flange.
  7. Test membrane for leaks.
  8. Position threaded/rubber push-fit coupling in drain flange at correct position/height.
  9. Solvent weld point drain pipe to threaded coupling/push point drain spigot into rubber coupling (lubricant to assist), at correct height and orientation.
  10. Trowel mortar to required height, allow for thickness of tile and thinset mortar, grade to create minimum 2% slope towards drain.
  11. After floor mortar has cured, apply thinset and install tile and grout.
  12. Install grate into body.

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