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WingTite shower drain installs entirely from the top, without removing the shower. Repair leaking drains in fiberglass and plastic showers. Install WingTite in new

LASCO 03-1224 WingTite Replacement Shower Drain, Easy to Install

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  • Install the BEST! Plumbing professionals know when they choose WingTite Shower Drains for new construction or remodels it's the PROVEN choice to prevent future shower drain failures.

    Install the Best, Replace the Rest. WingTite shower drain installs entirely from the top, without removing the shower. Repair leaking drains in fiberglass and plastic showers. Install WingTite in new construction or remodels to prevent future shower drain failures.

  • The WingTite shower drain, Durock drain assembly, Schulter KERDI-DRAIN and Oatey shower drains are among shower drain replacement kits on the market as of January 2016. The WingTite drain, which works with plastic or fiberglass shower bases, has an O-ring that seals it to the drainpipe and four latches that flip out under the shower base, clamping it into place. The Durock drain assembly works with the USG Durock shower system and also with traditional mud bed construction.

    Plumbing professionals know when they choose WingTite Shower Drains for new construction or remodels it's the PROVEN choice to prevent future shower drain failures.

    Asked Apr 7, 2008, 07:40 PM — 1 Answer
    I read a number of "answers" on this topic, but none seem to cover my type of drain installation. BTW - Tom (speedball1) had a number of nice explanations.
    First of all, it is my 2nd floor shower drain that is leaking, as there is discoloration on the drywall ceiling directly below the drain (in the kitchen). We just moved in to this house which was unoccupied for a year so it is hard to tell if the previous owner had the same problem, used the other upstairs shower, and just repainted the lower ceiling.
    Anyway, the I ran a hose down the drain and didn't notice any further wetness on the ceiling below so it seems to be immediate drain area. Also, when showering, there is no standing water in the shower floor (the shower drains well). The stall is a fiberglass type enclosure and is well caulked at all seams.
    Attached is a picture of the drain after I took off the strainer cover and scraped off a black "gasket -like" ring which was brittle and easily broke into three pieces when popped with a screwdriver. My question is: Is there an obvious fix for this situation? I looked at the WingTite Replacement Shower Drain, but the instructions on how to remove the existing drain are not really clear. I seem to have a 2" PVC type stub which is cemented in place around the circumference. What do I need to "cut out"? Would I cut all the way to the metal ring?
    Also, do I really need a whole new drain, or can I just re-caulk the top area with silicone?
    I'm pretty handy with do-it-yourself repairs, but I like to know what I am doing?

    Thanks in advance for any expert replies.

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  • Asked Nov 29, 2009, 09:53 AM —
    My second floor circa 1980s tile shower w/ fiberglass pan is leaking. The drain appears to be the main problem, so I was hoping to use a wingtight shower replacement drain to fix the problem from above. I cannot remove the old drain. It's different than pictured. No rubber gasket, instead, the ring turned to be soft metal. I did manage to get that out. The PVC pipe is now freed up, but I can't get the remaining 2" (or more)metal collar out. It seems to be completely secured to the fiberglass shower pan. I've tried loosening the lip for the collar - that worked a bit-- and also pouring "goof off" under the seal. I did use a hacksaw to cut through the collar, but stopped short of making a complete wegde in hopes that the collar would collapse---as it just doesn't seem to budge. I do have limited tight access from below... have also tried using a hammar and crow bar to push drain to the surface.

    Any suggestions?

    The shower drain manufacturer of the original drain is FIAT. When the old drain comes out, it appears that the Wingtight drain will be a good replacement, but the Wingtight screen won't completely cover shower pan.
    I could probably configure the FIAT screen to fit the wingtight drain - using a demel - but not sure that is a good idea.

    Plumbing professionals know when they choose WingTite Shower Drains for new construction or remodels it's the PROVEN choice to prevent future shower drain failures.

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Plumbing professionals know when they choose WingTite Shower Drains for new construction or remodels it's the PROVEN choice to prevent future shower drain failures.