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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Miter saw
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Adjustable wrench
    • Corded drill
    • Level
    • Framing square
    • Hacksaw
    • Hole saw kit
    • Knee pads
    • Jigsaw
    • Nut driver
    • Pipe wrench
    • Reciprocating saw
    • Safety glasses
    • Slip joint pliers
    • Soldering torch
    • Trowel

Tube cutter, Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 2 x 4s
    • Mortar mix
    • 1/2-in. copper or CPVC supply lines
    • Transition couplings
    • 1-1/2-in. pipe and elbows for waste and vent
    • 2-in. x 1-1/2-in. reducer coupling
    • 1-1/2-in. P-trap
    • Shower base
    • 1/2-in. plywood
    • 2-in. screws
    • Washers
    • Shims

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Plumb & Install a Shower Base

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