Drain Removal - How to remove your existing drain

Drain Removal

PLASTIC SHOWER DRAIN REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

START HERE WITH THE CHECK LIST 

1.  See how it works. Watch the short video before you begin. ✔

(Instrucciones en español en YouTube: tinyurl.com/wingtite-spanish)

2. ATTENTION WARNING: Not for tile shower floors.
WingTite is for fiberglass & plastic showers including: acrylic, cultured marble and composites. ✔

3. Your existing shower drain assembly.
Cutaway Drawing of Existing Drain Body
4. Check your measurements

  • Drain pipe inside diameter must be 2” (white PVC or black ABS) ✔

  • Drain flange diameter must be 4” - 4 1/2” ✔


If your drain appears different we can help. Call our Tech Support 805-927-1753  |  Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (PST).
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5. Recommended Tools 

Tools for Drain Removal

REMOVAL OF EXISTING SHOWER DRAIN BODY

6. Remove drain cover with flat blade screwdriver.Step 1

7. Remove the crown nut by unthreading it using needle nose pliers.

Step 2


8. Extract the compression seal exposing drain pipe and shower drain body.

Step 3

9. With mini hacksaw, make two vertical cuts approximately 1” apart through drain body. Cut completely through drain body without cutting into shower pan or damaging drain pipe.

Step 4

10. Continue cutting horizontally through drain flange to weaken it, but not deep enough to damage the shower pan.

Step 5

11. Once horizontal drain flange is cut, use flat blade screwdriver to pry up 1” flange to break it free from the shower pan.

Step 6

12. Remove the 1” width of drain body from shower pan.

Step 7

13. Squeeze the remaining shower drain to collapse it. The retaining nut and washer drop down, staying below the shower pan.

Squeeze to lift out

14. Remove shower drain from pan. Clean shower floor around the drain hole to ensure new drain adhesion, and clean below to allow unrestricted wing movement.

Clean above and below

 

Next step is installing WingTite Shower Drain click here

Download instructions PDF - Click Here

Questions? Call us, we are here to help. WingTite Tech Support: 805-927-1753 | Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (PST).