Have an older fiber-glass (I think) shower stall.
Want to replace the flat cover plate with the slots that covers the drain
Thought it was the typical thing with two screw holes, and about 3" in Dia.
But, surprised to see that's it is around 4" in diameter, and NO screws or
in the plate.
Don't want to break anything by forcing it up.
How are these things (likely) fastened, therefore ?
- epoxied in ?
- some kind of simple expansion clamp that will allow the plate to come up
if forced, just a little ?
Really don't want to break anything down there.
On one of mine it is a part of the drain pipe. Its a one piece flange
that has a piece that threads on underneath to secure it to the shower
Yours may be different but I would not start forcing things .
Mine has a plate which snaps in, and needs no screws to keep it in
place. Once a year I pop it up with a screw driver and check for clogs,
calcium build-up, etc., and then just snap it back down. HOWEVER, I
make no assumptions that yours is the same way, although if there are
no obvious screws, what would be holding it in? Cementing it in
permanently seems odd, since these drains can clog, but, as always,
Generally speaking, if it is a 4 inch round cover with small square
holes in a circular pattern covering your shower drain, it is most
likely just a pop in cover plate. If your shower is of farely new
construction (i.e built in the last 15 years) it most likely is this
type of cover. Gently pry up in the edge of it with a small screw
driver or knife and you should find that it moves quite easily. If you
want to check to see if it is this type of cover you can insert a screw
driver into the holes and attempt to turn it. If it spins freely then
it should pop right out. If it spins with a little more difficulty then
it may be threaded into your drain but this method works well for
removal unless you want to go to the store and buy a tool you will only
use once. Good luck, have fun and watch out for those drain monsters.
One way is the drain is screwed on the flange. Being careful. I used
the handles of a set of pliers held vertical and try to turn counter
clock wise. YMMV.
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