Whether there is a large family using the shower each day, or just one person doing the same thing, there will come a time when it is necessary to get a shower drain replacement. The more showers that are taken, the more often this replacement will be needed. However, it is very important to purchase the correct drain replacement for your shower. A visit to a good online store or a hardware store are the places to start searching.

To be sure to buy the right shower drain replacement, there should be a match to the shower drain that is already in place. Check the website or ask an expert at the hardware store. Bring in the shower drain that you have to be sure.

There are situations when only the shower drain cover needs to be replaced. This is much more inexpensive than replacing the entire drain or the whole shower. It may take some patience and the correct screws, but the job can be a do-it-yourself project. When the right drain cover is purchased it should also come with instructions on how to properly install the piece.

Some showers have a new PVC drain. These also would need instructions on how to remove the old one and put in the new one. This project is more involved because a new shower drain PVC pipe connector needs to be purchased. It must be the same exact size as the PVC pipe that runs to the shower. Besides purchasing the PVC pipe connector, an elbow, a 6" part of a PVC pipe that matches the diameter as the old pipe, caulk and PVC pipe cement needs to be purchased.

Once all of the parts are brought home, the main water supply must be shut off before beginning the project. For anyone who is not comfortable with, or familiar with doing any type of work such as this, it could also be a good idea to contact a professional or professional plumber to complete the project.

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Jonathan Blocker is an avid business and travel writer. He has been traveling on commercial airlines and air charters for several years.