Shower Drain Cover Replacement


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Old 04-15-18, 09:25 AM
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Shower Drain Cover Replacement

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My 2 year old removed the shower drain cover in our shower. From what I see, it is just a approx 2 inch pvc pipe with a rubber gasket on the outside. I have to say there has been no leaks, but I want to put a drain cover on, and the one she pulled off does not seem to work as a snap on would. It seems to be digging onto the rubber gasket and I do not want to damage that seal. I have pictures but not sure how to upload. let me know what you think.
 
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Here are instructions on posting pictures: How to insert pictures.
 
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Old 04-15-18, 07:57 PM
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Thanks Dane. I think i figured it out and attached photo. I am using my phone, so had to request desktop version and then i saw the additional options.

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Old 04-15-18, 08:41 PM
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I added four red arrows to your picture. Bend those four tabs out slightly so that they fit tighter into the drain fitting. Go easy..... they will snap off if you bend them to far. Go a little at a time.

You can use your finger but pliers may be a little easier to control.
 
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Old 04-17-18, 03:49 AM
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Thanks PJ. What is my goal? Am i trying to fit the tabs between the rubber gasket and metal ring or rubber gasket and pvc pipe? I guess im not really looking for a snap on as much as i am looking for a snug fit. There was some sealant (glue or silicon) on drain cover, so should that be added? I was even looking to replace the cover for a better fit.

thanks again for the help.
 
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Look at how far the tabs are apart... That will tell you what they should engage. In your case it appears to be the outer metal ring. The strainer probably never did stay in place well so someone used a few dabs of caulk to hold it in place.
 
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Those tabs are a pressure fit and just grab the inside of the metal drain. The PVC pipe and black rubber gasket don't hold it. If you bend a slight lip on the end of those tabs they will hold much better. A dab of silicone on each one is also a good idea.

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You can see the tip of the right side clip is slightly bent out. I have the exact same setup on my downstairs shower stall. Just bending the very end of the clip out did the trick.
 
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Thanks Dane and Pete. This is starting to make a whole lot more sense. Ill let you know how it turns out.
 
 

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