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Old 06-13-2010, 09:12 AM   #1
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Hello all! I need help on how to remove an old standup shower


so I can replace it, ive looked around and I cant find a how to on this. I have the showerhead off and the hot and cold knobs off but im having a problem removing bottom that connect the drain. thanks

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Old 06-13-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Most shower drains unscew however I have seen some installs where they actually glued it on The drain grid should just pry off.

Have you got a pic?

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Old 06-13-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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What is the drain set up like---what is the pan made of?


If the pan is plastic or fiberglass--I will usually take a Skillsaw and make several plunge cuts around the drain--this way you can remove the old pan--leaving only the pipe-the drain set-and a bit of the pan around the drain set.

If you will be replacing the P-trap(which you really aught to do)--You should see enough of the drain piping to get a saws all blade down the hole and cut out the old P-trap.


If you hope to save the old drain piping(bad plan)--You can chuck a hack saw blade into the Saws All and slit the old drain set up the side and pry it off the old piping.

Post a picture,if you can--or at least come back and tell us what the base is made of.

Lots of people here that have done what you are trying to do.--Have fun--Mike--
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What is the drain set up like---what is the pan made of?


If the pan is plastic or fiberglass--I will usually take a Skillsaw and make several plunge cuts around the drain--this way you can remove the old pan--leaving only the pipe-the drain set-and a bit of the pan around the drain set.

If you will be replacing the P-trap(which you really aught to do)--You should see enough of the drain piping to get a saws all blade down the hole and cut out the old P-trap.


If you hope to save the old drain piping(bad plan)--You can chuck a hack saw blade into the Saws All and slit the old drain set up the side and pry it off the old piping.

Post a picture,if you can--or at least come back and tell us what the base is made of.

Lots of people here that have done what you are trying to do.--Have fun--Mike--
Im not even sure what its made of ill take a photo of it , is it difficult to post photos here?
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:53 AM   #5
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Hit--Go advanced on the 'quick reply'--there are instructions there---If you are computer illiterate like me-
click on the link above for a long explanation--Mike--
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Common materials that shower bases were(and are) made of--
1965 and newer--fiber glass--pvc and other plastics

1950 --1970--terrazzo--concrete with a steel pan--colored pebbles embedded in the surface --then ground and polished


1920---1960's--lead pan--concrete and tile

1990--present--rubber or vinyl liner--concrete--tile

2000--present---Styrofoam pan--water proof membrane ---tile


These are just the roughest outlines of types and dates---Terrazzo bases are still available--
some tradesmen use 'old fashioned' methods that work for them--but this should give you a clue as to what you may be looking at.

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I just tried to upload the photo the but size is to large i have to crop it down a bit.
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I just tried to upload the photo the but size is to large i have to crop it down a bit.
I hope u can see the drain
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What is this unit made of? Walls? Floor?
The picture is a little close to see the base construction.
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Good start Soldier--We need an over all shot so we can figure out what it's made of.

Can you see if the drain pipe is white PVC or metal?

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Good start Soldier--We need an over all shot so we can figure out what it's made of.

Can you see if the drain pipe is white PVC or metal?

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Ill take another shot of the whole shower and ill look down in there to see if I can see the drain pipe

Pipe is white so im assuming PVC pipe
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Ill take another shot of the whole shower and ill look down in there to see if I can see the drain pipe

Pipe is white so im assuming PVC pipe
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You're probably going to have to remove the entire unit(walls first) to get the base out. The walls will sit inside the base to make sure the water is contained.
Do you intend to enlarge the shower?
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You're probably going to have to remove the entire unit(walls first) to get the base out. The walls will sit inside the base to make sure the water is contained.
Do you intend to enlarge the shower?
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Im not sure but i def want to replace it with a new shower.
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Does the base look like plastic or fiberglass? or is it solid like concrete(Terrazzo)?

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