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Old 05-03-2019, 11:47 PM   #1
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Question Need access to shower drain plumbing

Hi everyone! I am new to this forum. We have a 1999 36MDS and I seriously think we have a leak under the shower and we need to access the shower drain plumbing. I look everywhere and couldn't find any panel. Anyone has any idea? Thanks!

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Old 05-04-2019, 05:25 AM   #2
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Remove the drawers below the cook top- across the from the reefer. You can access the bottom rear of the shower from inside that cabinet.
you will see the flexible kitchen sink drain- follow it and you will find the shower drain.

Good luck.

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Old 05-11-2019, 04:25 PM   #3
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Midas- the shower drain plumbing is above the plumbing bay which is tough to get at on the underside; if its req'd you will need to saw out the plumbing bay panel in a way you don't hack up the water piping behind it.
You can remove the shower to get under it; there is a trim strip held in by brads around the shower enclosure lip and screws behind the strip. Remove the shower door glass panels, disconnect the drain from above, disconnect the shower valve escutcheon, unscrew the enclosure and I believe you can dance the shower enclosure out. A waltz tune is best, I'm told.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:39 PM   #4
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Thank you

Thanks everyone for your help. I found the leak. A cracked ABS where the vanity/shower line connects to the main into the gray tank - right at the connector. Cut back the broken pipe a bit and bridged with a rubber 1 1/2 fitting. Tightened down both ends and added silicone at all connectors. So far so good.
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