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Old 01-12-2013, 09:26 AM  
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Default How to remove drain from fiberglass shower stall?

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?



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Old 01-12-2013, 09:53 AM  
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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



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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.

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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.
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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.


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