Cost to Install a Shower Drain

Updated: March 2018

Shower Drain Installation CalculatorZip Code
Drains
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Shower Drain Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Drain cover finished in chrome | nickel | brass. Includes fittings to connect to ABS or cast iron drain line.
1 drain$50.42$61.98
Shower Drain Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install shower drain with favorable site conditions. Fabricate and fit drain pipe to trap and existing main drain connection. Drain and leak test. Any surface demolition, structural modifications and restoration if needed is extra. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 drain$50.42$61.98
Shower Drain Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install shower drain including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 drain$50.42$61.98
Option: Remove Drain Line
Disconnect or cut and remove single drain line up to 10m/30ft from nearest connection branch. Cap line and leak test remaining supply system. Modifications to structure and any required surface restoration are NOT included. Material cost includes dump fee.
1 drain$50.42$61.98
Shower Drain Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 drain11.812513.4375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Shower Drain   
Average Cost per Drain  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 drain, the cost to Install a Shower Drain starts at $273 - $329 per drain. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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Cost to Install a Shower Drain - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Shower Drain Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Shower Drain Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Shower Drain Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Shower Drain - Unit Price References

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