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Are you replacing the shower pan?
Being a new homeowner and amatuer DIYer, I am having a dilemma while trying to remove a 15 year old shower drain. It is rusted and corroded, I have managed to loosen it and it turns somewhat freely. But, I have been turning it for a LONG time with no progress. Looking down into the (nasty) drain, I noticed what looks like the pipe the drain is in also turns with the drain itself. I have very limited crawl space underneath the house, so that is probably not an option for myself. Any suggestions?
Also, thank you for the wisdom in these forums, they've helped me a lot in the past!
I believe that the inner ring of the drain is threaded into the outer (chrome) ring of the drain. They are two halves of the drain. If the outer section is loose, it will need to be held from under the shower pan (if it were accessible). There comes a point where cutting the drain out becomes a necessary evil. Much care must be used to not damage the shower pan.
Last edited by cacher_chick; 03-16-2013 at 08:18 PM.
IS this old piping not getting updated?
Why not bashed it out? We find using an old screwdriver (flat head) and a framing hammer is an easy way to punch out the drain collar in the tub.
You might drill it out with a sceries of small 1/4" holes.
Of course this will destroy the tub - is it going anyway?
No the old piping is not getting updated, nor is the shower stall. Piping still looks great, the drain was just very rusty and unsightly. Wife wanted it replaced.