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swindmill 03-03-2010 04:28 PM

Removing drain assembly in shower stall
I'm removing a fiberglass shower stall and the only thing holding it in at this point is the drain. It's a plastic assembly and it appears to attach by screwing in (I can lift the stall enough to see the underside of the assembly). How do I remove this type of drain assembly? The obvious answer is to unscrew it, but there is no way to get a hold of it.

inspectorD 03-03-2010 07:21 PM

Try to get a pair of channel lock pliers, or smaller plier "handles" into the drain cover holes....and turn.;)

swindmill 03-04-2010 06:39 AM

The drain cover just snapped in place so it turned freely without turning the actual assembly. I may just have to cut out around the drain and lift the stall up.

rowdy48 03-04-2010 09:30 AM

removing shower drain
Many of these pvc shower drains come with some type of key to screw it together. By key I mean a piece of metal that fits in a slot or between protrusions within the drain that you then use channel locks to turn and unscrew. They usually get tossed after a few years as no one remembers what it was. With the chrome cover off look for this. You can make a key out of an L bracket from lowes.

Good luck

swindmill 03-04-2010 10:46 AM

Thanks. I noticed that slot. I'll try and fabricate something to get in there and turn.

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