Removing drain assembly in shower stall

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  1. Mar 3, 2010 #1

    swindmill

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    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.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 #2

    inspectorD

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    Try to get a pair of channel lock pliers, or smaller plier "handles" into the drain cover holes....and turn.;)
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 #3

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    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.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 #4

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    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
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 #5

    swindmill

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

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