I intended to remove metal shower pan and that drain connection. Then put the shower base on the slab. I believe those pre fab shower bases needs the drain to be flush with the slab (or whatever base you use). I can remove the metal shower base material without disturbing the drain connection, the metal is very soft. Would it be better to cut right below the screen then use mortar or something to basically create another base and put the pre fad shower base on that.In photo #3, I see the edge of a concrete slab.
Will that slab and the old metal shower base be removed, or do you intend to set the new base on the slab, just removing the old metal shower base?
Does the existing drain spud align with the drain in the new shower pan?
I tried to remove that nut but its really stuck. Need to try to work on it a bit more. But is the only way to remove the strainer portion is to cut it out. Don't see a way to screw it off.Thanks.
It looks like you'll need to also remove the nut so that you'll have a flat surface, and with the nut removed the metal base should lift off.
Does the new shower pan have the drain flange already installed or is that an after set install.
Whether it's an after set, or not, you'll need to make sure that the galv. drain nipple is clean, and the new fits, so that you get a good seal.
If this all works out, be sure and caulk around the drain hole in the pan and the slab, before you set the drain.
This is the base I'm using. Looking at the install instructions it appear the drain pipe needs to be a couple inches above the slab. Also should I be able to use a PVC threaded connector to attach to the drain spud. Then connect drain to that. Connector similar to the one in the picture.Use a wire brush to clean the shreds and apply some WD40 or PB Blaster.
Depending upon the height or depth, you'll probably need to cut the drain spud off at some where in its length.