So I have a drain pipe that is 12 inches from the foundation wall. Every shower floor pan I have looked at says you need 12 inches from the center of the drain to the wall. I was planning on framing this bathroom and putting up drywall.

So for this particular wall, do I just put up furring strips so I can attach the shower wall up? Or what can I do? If I frame, the wall will then be like 8 inches from center which won't work.

  • If you're already at 12" you don't have room for furring strips (unless you find a tight-space shower, which reduces your options). What's your intention? Are you willing to cut concrete?
    – isherwood
    Nov 27, 2019 at 15:39
  • Shower drains usually have a boxed-out area to allow for adjustment. Is yours fully embedded in concrete?
    – isherwood
    Nov 27, 2019 at 15:42
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    Using Sheetrock in a shower? If you want Sheetrock and have limited room glue the Sheetrock to the walk with construction adhesive. I would make my own pan , not hard really since you are on a slab, that would be easier than cutting the slab and moving the drain.
    – Ed Beal
    Nov 27, 2019 at 16:14
  • First of all: don't use sheetrock in a shower, it's not intended for places that get wet. Nov 27, 2019 at 16:17
  • Aren't you going to need to add a P-trap? In which case your shower drain won't be directly above the drain pipe in the concrete floor. Nov 28, 2019 at 4:53


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