How to Remove Fiberglass Shower Pan

Step by Step Instructions on Fiberglass Shower Pan Removal

By Mark J. Donovan

Mark Donovan, of shows how to remove a fiberglass shower pan in this video.

Removing a fiberglass shower pan requires a drill and drill bit, a flat bar, and a large common screw driver.

The trick to removing a fiberglass shower pan is to drill out the rubber flange compression seal around the shower drain pipe.

Once the rubber flange seal has been adequately drilled out, and any anchor flanges have been removed from the wall studs and fiberglass shower pan base, the shower pan should lift easily out.

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