I am trying to remove an old shower base from my basement level bathroom. It's
on a concrete slab and the drain goes down into the floor, no access from below.
It's a 48 x 32 rectangle with the drain exactly in the center. Removing the
grill exposes an opening where there appears to be lead securing the base to the
waste pipe. There are no nuts or screws. I tried lifting it up but the drain
has it securely fastened down.
How do I remove the old base?
The drain had a thick lead ring between the waste pipe and the drain in the
shower base. I hammered an old screw driver into the lead and was able to pull
it out from between the pipe and the old base drain. Once the lead ring was out
the tray was freely moving and with the help of my daughter we were able to lift
it out of it's tight quarters. New one slid into place and uses a thick rubber
gasket to go around the waste pipe and seal the drain.
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