How do I get my shower drain cover off?

How do I get my shower drain cover off?

Assemble the following tools and materials for the job:

  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.

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 lift a stuck drain cover?

Use a manhole cover hook to safely remove a manhole cover with one or more built-in holes. A manhole cover hook is made of impact-resistant metal. Insert the hooked end into the hole and lift at a slanted 45-degree angle. As you lift one edge, pull it toward you so that the lifted edge rests on the ground.

How do you remove a push pull tub stopper?

To remove a push-pull stopper, set it in the open position and turn the knob counterclockwise with one hand while holding the body of the stopper in the other. For increased leverage, hold onto the body with a towel and use a pair of pliers to turn the knob. For the lift-and-turn, set the drain to open.

How do I remove a lift and turn tub stopper?

Lift and Turn Tub Stopper With the stopper in the open position, use one hand to hold the body of the stopper in place. Slowing turn the knob counter-clockwise, looking for a screw set on the knob. If there isn’t one, turn the stopper counter-clockwise to unthread from the strainer until it can be removed.

How do you remove a drain stopper?

Push and Pull

  1. With the stopper in the open position, unscrew the knob from the stopper base.
  2. Push the stopper closed to reveal the center post.
  3. Use pliers or a flat-head screwdriver in the center to loosen the slotted screw inside the center post in a counterclockwise direction.
  4. Lift the stopper from the drain.

What kind of screwdriver do I need to remove shower drain cover?

It’s the easiest shower drain cover to remove. You’ll need a Philips head screwdriver (or a flat one) to loosen the screws holding it in position. This type of drain cover can have one screw in its center or two screws along its edges.

How do you remove a snap on shower cover?

How to Remove a Snap-On Shower Drain Cover: A Step-By-Step Guide. 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. Look out for any opening on the drain cover and insert the tips of a pair of needle-nose pliers into the hole.

How do you remove a pop up drain cover?

If no screw, simply turn counterclockwise to remove. If you see a small screw, turn it with a flathead or Allen wrench until just loose enough to remove stopper (not entirely). Pop-Up Drain Covers. Some pop-up drain covers pull straight up and off.

What does it mean when your shower drain cover is snap on?

Drain Cover Without Screws. If your shower drain cover is attached by no visible screws or any form of support, it means your drain has a “snap-on” cover. These drain covers are most likely being held in place through some silicone adhesive, thus, would entail a little bit of force to pull them out.