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How do you remove a plastic drain cover?

How do you remove a plastic drain cover?

Pry up the old o-ring gasket by inserting two small screwdrivers into opposite sides of the shower drain. Lift up the gasket by slowly prying it up and off of the pipe riser and drain body, one side at a time. You may need to use needle nose pliers to lift up the gasket if you can’t pry it off.

Are shower drain covers removable?

They can be pulled straight off, but some may require a little wiggling. Screw-in drain covers resemble a strainer. These require a screwdriver, but are easy to remove. Simply unscrew the cover and detach.

How do you remove a push pull drain stopper?

How to Remove a Push-Pull Drain Stopper:

  1. Set the drain to its open position.
  2. Lift up on the drain stopper’s knob and turn it counterclockwise.
  3. After enough turns, the drain stopper should be unscrewed and come free from the drain opening.

How do you clean a shower drain that can’t be removed?

Unclog Shower

  1. 8 Ways to Unclog a Shower Drain.
  2. Pour Boiling Water Down the Drain.
  3. Try Using a Plunger.
  4. Baking Soda and Vinegar (the Natural Alternative to Chemicals)
  5. Take off the Drain Cover and Pull Out the Clog by Hand.
  6. Use a Hook.
  7. Use a Plumbers’ Snake (a.k.a. a “Toilet Jack” or an “Electric Eel”)
  8. Use Chemicals.

How to remove a snap on shower drain cover?

1 Philips screwdriver (or flathead screwdriver for a screw-in drain cover) 2 Trash can for pulling out a clog in the drain 3 Resealable bag or plastic tray for holding small screws 4 Wash cloth for covering up the drain grate when removing or replacing screws 5 Needle nose pliers for a snap-on drain cover 6 Utility knife 7 Spray lubricant

What’s the best way to remove a drain cover?

Look out for any opening on the drain cover and insert the tips of a pair of needle-nose pliers into the hole. Ensure that the pointed ends of the pliers are facing the opposite sides of the drain. Hold the pliers firmly and securely with one hand per grip and then spin to the left.

How do you unscrew a drain stopper?

Rocker-arm-style covers must be pulled up to clear the drain, then horizontally away (you’ll see the attached arm when you pull up.) Opening and closing with a push of your toe, this style of stopper can sometimes be unscrewed (counter-clockwise) from the open position, removing the cap.

What’s the best way to clean a shower drain?

With the aid of a hammer, tap around the rim to slacken the support media even more. Then snoop it away from the drain using a screwdriver. First, apply an adequate amount of lubricant along the shower drain cover’s lip. Leave it for about 2 minutes for the lubricant to settle into the threads.