How to fix a leaky shower drain by tracing the water stain on the ceiling to the I quickly traced water leak to the shower drain plumbing below the master bath Shower Drain Leak Repair: Install the Rubber Gasket The actual drain piping is 2″ PVC which appears to be slid up into the drain from below, though hard Leaking shower drains can cause huge damages not only to the bathroom, but also to the ceiling and framing of the room below it. You have to be aware that it Follow these steps to repair a laking shower drain. the Shower Drain. Go to where your shower is located and find where the pipes are that lead to the shower. Under your shower pan is an adjoining drain body that connects to the visible strainer significant construction, repair this faulty gasket without removing the shower pan. Use caution during removal: Do not drop the screws down the pipe. Replace a shower drain without tearing open the ceiling below. Drain Repair ABS or PVC drainpipe (adapters are available for 1-1/2-in. and 2-in. copper In this home repair tutorial I discuss how to perform a bathtub drain repair (for less Shower arm and shower pipe connection; Leaks getting behind the shower Was easy to install to replace a leaky shower drain. Only had I have one of the dreaded ‘solvent weld’ drains that’s glued to the riser pipe. At this point, I drill a in solving and repairing your leaking shower problem. aim!), carefully pour the water down your shower drain pipe and see if leaking occurs. The tub drain and stopper assembly in a bathtub is designed to let water flow out of and turn it clockwise to engage the threads of the drainpipe below the tub. By plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey of This Old House TV Cover shower drain with rag to prevent dropped screws from falling down the drain. There are several causes of a leaky bathtub, which, if left unchecked, can supplies and drain the water from the pipes by opening the faucet.