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Old 07-24-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Removing an old shower pan


Hi, I'm remodeling an older basement bathroom and need to remove a shower pan so I can install a tile shower base.

I removed the shower surround and I need to remove the shower pan next. I tried using a pry bar and hammer, with no luck.
The shower pan doesn't appear to be nailed in, and is surrounded by a metal frame.

I attached a couple pictures of the shower pan... Any suggestions? Should I just get a power chipper/demolition hammer and break it up? Should I try to pry it out?
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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That looks solid all right...concrete with marble chips in it, I think. Rent an electric jackhammer.

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Until yesterday, I had the same kind of shower pan. Using a fat black marker, I marked off 1-foot square cut lines. Directly crossing through the drain, I marked off additional 6-inch cut lines. Those last two served as stress relief to prevent the pipe below from cracking. I made my cuts with a masonry blade on a circular saw. I cut to a depth of 1 inch. Then I pounded an 11-inch spike with a 3-pound sledge hammer through the cut lines, starting with the outermost cut lines. The chunks of shower pan came out easily and nothing was damaged.
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