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Old 04-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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I'd like to replace the drain fitting in my fiberglass shower pan since the drain cover screw holes have broken. Looking down into the drain, it appears to be a threaded fitting. Is there a special tool or technique to remove it? I tried to tap it with a hammer and screwdriver, but it didn't want to seem to move. I didn't want to hit it too hard because I'd rather not "bugger" it up until I have the new one in hand (I was going to take the old one with me to the supply house to make sure I get the right part).
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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That drain is held in with a big nut under the pan---you must remove that from below---


The drain looks like a kitchen sink strainer basket--

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Mikes spot on. If you can't get to the nut below you might sear hi & low for a snap in retro fit grate.
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It's a little tight, but I can get to it from below. The fitting on the bottom is glued to the tail and trap, so looks like I'll have to cut out a section. Thanks.
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