shower stall drain

Old 03-12-02, 03:36 PM
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shower stall drain

I need to replace a shower stall drain. It was installed in 1976 and I believe it is a standard size. It appears to be brass. There is no diverter valve attached (just for clarification). My question: How do I remove the drain? It has smooth sides below the drain cover so the removal tool designed for drains will not work. Also, the tool appears to be made for the smaller tub drains. The drain measures 4" across at the top. I thought the brass drains screwed in rather than being solvent welded. Any help? Thanks!
Old 03-12-02, 08:27 PM
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If the shower is on a wood floor, you will need to access it from underneath. Should find a large (about 4") retaining nut under the shower pan holding things in place. If it is on a slab, it will screw in from the top -- you have no way to get under the pan, and neither did the plumber who installed it.

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