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    DIY Junior Member crjcpm's Avatar
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    Default Removing basement shower drain

    We have to move our existing basement shower stall as it was so poorly installed and framed in. We have to remove the drain to get the stall out-how do we do this? The house was built in 1979. Looks like a brass ring with a rubber gasket. Do we need special tool, lots of $$$.... Thanks.

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    If you see a castellated nut, it is securing the rubber gasket. You could use a hammer and screwdriver to remove the nut. Then pry out the gasket, and the shower pan will lift up off the pipe. The drain fitting itself is secured by a large nut under the pan, so it does not come out until you have access underneath.

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    Default Removing basement shower drain

    Jimbo-we are not sure if there is a castellated nut. Do we just pry out that brass ring? This is a fiberglass stall.

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    We think it is a lead and oakum joint-he scratched the top and there was lead. How do we remove the lead and oakum?

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