If you've never removed a shower drain before, don't fret. The tile and glass for the shower is new, but the pan is original — 22 years old. Remove all the screws holding the shower pan to the framing, using a drill and No. The toughest part is removing the old drain flange. First, the subfloor must be completely flat and clean. Q: My fiberglass shower pan has a stain, presumably from hard water, that I cannot remove. With a putty knife or grout removing tools, remove the grout that holds the tiles together. 2 Phillips bit, after cutting through the drain pipe. You don't have to call a plumber or handyman to get the job done. Regardless of the reasons, disconnecting a shower pan is merely a reverse of the installation procedure. Remove Shower Drain Cover. If you have a leak in your camper's shower pan, or somewhere else in the plumbing leading into the shower, you may need to remove the entire enclosure to troubleshoot the situation. This is almost never the case; a shower pan is typically boxed in by three walls and a stubby curb. Installation of a new fiberglass shower pan is of reversal of the removal process. Pry the ceramic tile off its base by inserting the putty knife all the way beneath the tiles until it is deep enough to remove the ceramic tile. 1. For the shower drain covers that are attached by screws, they will most likely be No. You’ll probably have to cut it with a hacksaw blade and pry it loose in sections from the shower pan. If the screw is stuck, you can use the palm of your hand to apply pressure on the top end of the screwdriver’s handle while using your other hand to turn it. This way you can still reuse the old ceramic tiles for other purposes. Unscrew frame and remove. The job takes about 30 minutes and doesn’t require any special plumbing tools. Also, you may want to remove the shower to install an upgraded enclosure. The first step to repairing or replacing a shower drain is often removing it from the shower. 2 Phillips screws. Remove shower door or curtain rod. If you are noticing signs of a leak -- … Scrape free any old adhesive or mortar with a floor scraper. Four “wings” flip out under the shower base to clamp the drain in place. 1. Step 1 - Remove the Old Shower Tiles. There is normally one or two screws or nails directly above or through this flange on each wall which hold it to the studs. A homeowner might also remove a plastic shower pan as part of a remodel of the bathroom. Almost all pre-formed shower pans have a vertical flange, about 1″ high, around the perimeter which may or may not be visible without removing the wall substrate. To remove them, you'll need nothing more than a screwdriver. 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