Shower Drain soldered to ABS

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by mattyraf, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. mattyraf

    mattyraf New Member

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    I took out the shower pan in my house - had to use a saw to cut away the last of it around the drain. The drain appears to be attached to the ABS waste pipe with solder. Any tips on how to get the old drain off? thanks!
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    It's probably not soldered but calked with oakum and lead. Drill some holes in the lead and pick the lead out. Once the lead is removed it should come apart.

    John
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