12:05PM | 03/07/04
Member Since: 03/06/04
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I'm in the process of remodelling my bathroom. I've removed the walls of the old shower stall, but am having a problem with the base. I have the entire base loose, but the drain is keeping it in. How do I remove the drain or disconnect the base from the drain? I see no obvious place that unscrews or anything.

I'm new to all this so any help is greatly appreciated.



05:29AM | 03/08/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
It's been a while since I did this, but I'm thinking the drain screws in. There should be a small screw holding a small cover on. Take that out. Now you should see down about 1 1/2 inches and see a strainer.

If you have access from below just go downstairs and unscrew a large locknut. If the strainer mentioned above turns freely and will not allow you to unscrew it put a pair of needlenose pliers in it and have someone hold them with another pair of pliers.

If you don't have access I would use the two pliers from above and try to loosen them.

This should get you started until an actual plumber comes on. At that time you should try what they suggest.

Good luck,



06:54AM | 03/08/04
Member Since: 03/06/04
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Thanks for the replies.

The base is either plastic or fiberglass. I've removed the cover and I do see a sort of rubber gasket in there. I tried "unscrewing" it, but to no avail. I will attempt to dig out the gasket and see if that works.

Thanks again...I want to attempt this myself before having to call anyone in.


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