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Stephen S. 01-15-2010 06:23 PM

Fiberglass shower removal
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I am in the process of gutting out the master shower and there's a standing fiberglass shower. How should I remove it ?

Do people just destroy it with power tools ? If so, how? Thank you.

tpolk 01-15-2010 07:00 PM

carefuly with a sawzal, stuff rag in drain, make sure water is off :eek:

cm3putter 01-15-2010 10:27 PM

as tpolk suggested, shut off water, remove trim pieces including drain piece (threaded to drain line), remove drywall around tub. Tub will have flange (lip) nailed to studs. Pull loose from studs. Check behind tub walls if possible at that point for electrical lines, etc. Then cut up with sawzal.

Stephen S. 01-16-2010 10:50 PM

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Thanks for the advice. I cut the shower half way and get stucked ... how do I remove the water on/ off knob and detach the drain (threaded?).

Guess what I found behind the bathtub !!! Wasp nest !!! I wonder how they got there ...

jlhaslip 01-16-2010 11:45 PM

the water valve should have a 'pop off' cover in the middle of it. then unscrew the knob.

the drain is either held there with a screw, or it screws off as well. use a pair of needle nose pliers and put the tips in the grate then twist the handle.

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