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Old 06-18-2010, 06:44 AM   #16
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Hello all! I need help on how to remove an old standup shower


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Does the base look like plastic or fiberglass? or is it solid like concrete(Terrazzo)?
The base of the tub?

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Old 06-20-2010, 06:47 AM   #17
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Yea,I need to know if you need a big hammer to crush the concrete base before you saws all the remaining drain parts out ---or a skill saw to cut up the fiberglass pan.
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Yea,I need to know if you need a big hammer to crush the concrete base before you saws all the remaining drain parts out ---or a skill saw to cut up the fiberglass pan.
I will need to do that just to remove it?
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Hello all! I need help on how to remove an old standup shower


He needs to know if the base of the shower is basically (Concrete or Plastic).

Then he can tell you the method of removal.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:32 PM   #20
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Hello all! I need help on how to remove an old standup shower


Most shower drains are not designed to be removed---On The older ones the pan is sealed to the pipe with okum and molten lead--

The newer ones use a rubber dough nut-- hammered in between the pan and the pipe.

If you wanted to save the pan I suppose a person could work for a few hours and pick the seal out--
But to scrap the old thing it's easier to quickly destroy the pan --then SawsAll the remaining parts off the pipe.

I could have had that thing in the dumpster in less time than all of this typing has taken!!!!

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Old 06-20-2010, 03:36 PM   #21
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Sometimes those drain nuts rust on so you can't get them off. I wonder if that's what he is trying to do. I wish I'd known years ago that I could just cut one fo those down the middle with a metal sawzall blade. We made do without a shower for a long time before I decided to just demo the whole thing and replace it.
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He needs to know if the base of the shower is basically (Concrete or Plastic).

Then he can tell you the method of removal.
The base of the shower is plastic not concrete.


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