My shower drain will not unscrew from the top!
April 23, 2014 5:25 AM Subscribe
Leaky stand up stall shower drain seems like it is loosening as I turn but will not unseat. Is there light at the end of my turning?
posted by cheechman85 to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
I've had a slow leak from my shower stall drain since I moved into this house a year ago.
The past few weeks, the amount of water has increased so I decided to address it myself. I went out and bought a standard drain with metal grate that requires sealing.
The old drain isn't old, it's actually 3 or 4 years old at the most. The guy who installed it used a poor sealant and now I'm dealing with the consequences. The old drain seems to be set up just like the new drain I bought, you twist counter-clockwise until it unseats from it's PVC coupling and then it should come loose.
However, this doesn't seem to be the case with the old drain. Last night, I got it loose and twisted for what seemed to be hours with a crap pair of pliers. Today I got some channel lock pliers and will be trying that tonight.
Is there something I'm missing? Could I be twisting to no end? Will I have to cut a whole in the ceiling and try from the bottom?