Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skay The PVC Shower Drain Strainer is working as it should.
Drain Strainer is working with no leaks, working as advertised
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by allthumbs Good value
This is a low cost, well engineered, and nicely finished product. It installed easily and was water tight after the silicone caulk had cured. Installation instructions are on the Sioux Chief website; google "Sioux Chief 828 installation" for the .pdf. Comes with the tool to tighten the compression nut. The drain body does not "install from the top", and installation of the drain body requires access to the underside of the shower floor. If your PVC drain pipe is the prescribed height, the only tools needed are some good clear silicone caulk and a screw driver. If your PVC drain is not the required height, you have some preparatory cutting to do. The installations instructions say to run a "bead" of silicone caulk around the underside of the drain body flange. I don't know how much a "bead" is but would apply the silicone generously since it is the cured silicone and not the rubber sealing washer that is the true seal against leaks from under the drain body flange. The excess silicone that squishes out from under the flange as the drain body locking nut is tightened is easily cleaned up. The compression nut fits precisely over the PVC drain and within the drain body. Make sure that it's properly located and that you're not cross threading when tightening it down. It should start easily. The other good tip that I read was to temporarily block the drain with a crumpled paper towel before putting on the compression nut so that the compression nut tightening tool doesn't errantly fall into the P trap.
January 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nana24 Good Product
This product worked perfectly for us. Easy to install
December 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Coondog Easy Shower drain to install
We needed a shower drain that was able to be installed from the top once the shower pan was in place and this worked out well! Simply place some silicone under the drain rim and feed it though the hole. The screw the gaskets up from the bottom. Once the pan is in place the gaskets get tightened onto the pipe with a plastic o ring and you are done. Instructions were hard to read on the product but if you go there website they have great instructions!
September 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HG59 Easy install drain
I had called a plumber to replace my shower drain but after looking at it myself I took the old drain apart and replaced it myself in about 30 minutes. With the plumbers putty my cost was $10.63.
March 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by asdf the plastic drain leaks if the shower floor is not solid
the driain leaked at day one. a professional plumber did the install, he came back six times over six months. it still leaks. i replaced it with a brass drain and reinforced the shower floor. no more leaks
September 6, 2013