Removing Lead Shower Pan


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Old 10-01-05, 09:01 AM
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Removing Lead Shower Pan

Help me please!

I have removed all the tile from an old shower stall (about 25 yrs. old). The walls and floor are "mud". It looks like the old lead pan comes up about 4 inches or so up the wall.

Any suggestions on how to best remove the old mortar to get down to the pan? ANY help would be appreciated.

 
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Old 10-01-05, 09:24 AM
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Hammer and cold chisel worked for me....
 
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Old 10-01-05, 10:33 AM
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LOL. That's exactly how I've started and was hoping for a different answer.

Thanks though. Looks like it's back to swinging the hammer!
 
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Old 10-01-05, 10:46 AM
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A lot depends on your subfloor and what you're attempting. The last pan/masonry assembly that I took out, I actually used a 3# hammer to beat the "crap" out of. I knew my plywood floor was sound - so went after it.. Once I got a few cracks started... everything came out easily with the cold chisel and crowbar. I was careful around the drain assembly as I wanted to reuse it.
 
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Old 10-01-05, 11:44 AM
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Since the pan is lead, use precautions when removing it. Wear gloves. Although lead poisoning is usually a long exposure type thing, a cut on your hand contacting the lead is not a good thing. Good luck with your project
 
 

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