I need to relocate my shower for various reasons, and am therefore
trying to 'uninstall' it. Unfortunately whoever installed it did a
very thorough job and I can't make the tray move even slightly. I
want to re-use it, but at the moment it is looking like a sledgehammer
The tray is plastic, embedded with what looks like expanding foam (ie,
it was supplied that way). It's sitting in a tiled corner (on two
sides) on a 0.5" marine ply base, which in turn is supported by 2"
square timber beams. No visible fixings anywhere (suspect there are
probably screws down thru the ply and beams into the floorboards.
I've tried ramming a wrecking bar and cold chisel into any gaps in the
wood I can see, but it just deforms the timber and they become
embedded. And the shower tray is not strong enough to lever against;
and it's solid as a rock, can't induce any detectable movement
whatsoever. Can't access it from underneath (there's a
lath-and-plaster ceiling I'd rather not destroy).
So how are these things normally fixed - what am I likely to be up
against? I'm damned glad I'm not having to fix a leaking drain under
it rather than pulling it out! Are there likely to be lugs buried in
the plaster or something? If it's just glued down, I'm probably
stuffed, aren't I? :-(