How to remove drain from fiberglass shower stall?

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    RyanD

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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?

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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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    Thanks, did that with a screwdriver and it worked.
     
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    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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