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RyanD 01-12-2013 09:26 AM

How to remove drain from fiberglass shower stall?
 
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I'm replacing the stall shower but I can't figure out how to get the drain out. I don't want to pull and potential hurt the drain plumbing but there does seem to be a way to remove it otherwise. Thoughts?

RyanD 01-12-2013 09:53 AM

I found this video which looks similar to mine. Do I need that special tool to remove it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Q26twSvvhL8#t=26 5s

Wuzzat? 01-12-2013 10:54 AM

If you don't mind damaging that visible trim ring, make a notch in it with a chisel and then using the chisel at a low angle and a hammer, whack the ring so it wants to turn in a counter clockwise direction.

RyanD 01-12-2013 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 82139)
If you don't mind damaging that visible trim ring, make a notch in it with a chisel and then using the chisel at a low angle and a hammer, whack the ring so it wants to turn in a counter clockwise direction.

Thanks, did that with a screwdriver and it worked.

Wuzzat? 01-12-2013 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by RyanD (Post 82141)
Thanks, did that with a screwdriver and it worked.

It also can be useful for removing crankshaft nuts that have been torqued to 250 lb-ft. when space is limited.

Sometimes a high impact torque works better than a low steady torque.
And if the ring didn't move I'd say give it only one whack first in a clockwise direction.

Glad it worked. :D


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