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Old 09-02-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Shower Leak - help removing drain

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I noticed my shower is leaking. I pulled the access panel below the shower and found that one of the fittings had broken off. I have been trying to pull the u-pipe connection, but it is very difficult. The access panel only gives room for one hand/arm and when I twist the connection, it twists the drain on the shower. I did some research and heard there is a tool for this. I'm sure this is a standard practice as you need to remove the drain to remove the shower. Can anyone let me know where to find "the tool" or if there is something else I should be doing?



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Old 09-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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I haven't removed one from an RV, but I'm pretty sure they remove the same way as in a house shower. You didn't show a photo of what it looked like, so I'm guessing as to that. It should unscrew. I would try sticking pliers down into the holes in the drain and put a crescent wrench on the pliers to turn it counter-clockwise. Pliers come in many forms, so you may have to find a set with the right size jaws. Good luck!

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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If the pliers don't work, try this..BrassCraft Tub Drain Removal Tool-T170 at The Home Depot

I used on tub in the S&B, not the MH...
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:17 AM   #4
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If the pliers don't work, try this..BrassCraft Tub Drain Removal Tool-T170 at The Home Depot

I used on tub in the S&B, not the MH...
Thanks for the info. This is getting me on the right track. The crossbars are gone so I probably won't be able to use this tool.

I saw one video with a guy who used a socket and attached to a socket wrench to remove.

I've already tried working with several pairs of pliers but I'd rather buy another pair than hire a plumber.

I will call a plumber though if it comes to drilling or cutting it out.

Thanks again.

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:28 PM   #5
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I think I found what I need. This tool is designed to remove the drain even with the crossbars removed. I'll try it out and report back my findings:

Shop Superior Tool 1-1/2-in Drain Removal Wrench at Lowes.com

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I had a similar problem several years ago, I replace all of the fitting with rubber. I found everything I needed at Lowes. I also added support to the floor to prevent flexing.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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I just had the same problem. They make an internal wrench that expands when torqued. I believe it was a Ridgid brand I was able to borrow from a from my BIL. New they are around $80 so finding one to use is the way to go.

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