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Old 01-03-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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Trouble removing old shower pan


Either this thing weighs 200+ lbs or it's stuck, probably due to the drain being glued to the drain pipe. How do I separate the two? I can't lift it more than 6" from the floor no matter what with my own strength, but I can with levering 2x4s (shown). My fear is if I keep using levers I'm going to break something. I can't see what's going on underneath because of the plastic sheeting.

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Old 01-03-2015, 05:04 PM   #2
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Tryed 5 times but picture would not load. (likely my computer at fault)
There is no way to remove a pan without first disconnecting from the drain.
Any access from below to cut it off.
You can cut out around it from the top with a ciruler saw with a diamond blade if it a concrete base.
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Bust it up....Who says it has to come out in one piece?
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Now the picture came up!
That's nuts trying to remove that in one piece. And lifting it is just going to break off the pipe below the floor.
Make passes with a ciruler saw with a diamond blade to weaken it and whack away.
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Liner and concrete pan---like everyone has said---break it up---that grey liner is clamped to the drain--lift--prop so it is hollow under it--then hit with a BIG hammer.
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If you dont have access to a powerful saw, or want to keep the dust down you can drill a few holes with a masonry bit and a hammer drill and then hit those areas with your hammer. I have done that before with a concrete pad in order to knock it out.

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