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Old 08-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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what is the best way to remove the cap on top of the p trap in a basement shower drain. the trap is below ground!!!

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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Could you explain a little more clearly---what cap are you speaking of?

Is this a shower stub out sticking up through the concrete floor or did someone put a cap onto a finished shower drain?

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sorry its the stub sticking out of the concrete!! I dug down to where the p trap is, and removed the 2 foot riser which was not glued. Thank goodness. Then there is a plastic cap on the p trap inside of the riser. Not sure how to get that cap off
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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sounds like a wafer or SP cap. They are temporary caps glued for testing.
You can stab them with a screwdriver to break through it. Them carefully pry it out.
Don't worry about leaving the outer ring there. Just make sure all the plastic is removed from the inside.
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thank you very much I will be giving that a try in the morning
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