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Old 10-05-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Can't get the shower pan out

The drain is removed and it appears to be loose all around the top lip, but it's acting like it's glued or some how stuck to the floor. Is that possible?
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:09 AM   #2
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I guess they ARE glued down. I found this thread.....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...val-22414.html
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:26 AM   #3
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May I ask why your taking it out?
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:09 PM   #4
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May I ask why your taking it out?
To replace the rotted floor beneath it.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:05 AM   #5
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Follow up to my question:
Hmmm.....chisel and cut(the wood) and take the wood and all out at the same time.
You may have to drill a couple of holes beyond the perimeter to use as start points.

Once out, ya can clean the old adhesive off and have it ready for a first
class repair.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:05 AM   #6
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What shape is the pan in an Argosy - curved/square? May be able to find a replacement. Othewise, can you get under a leading edge at all? May be able to separate it slowly using a razor scraper:

QEP 4 in. Razor Scraper - 62900 at The Home Depot
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:55 PM   #7
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My Argosy shower is up against the back corner so it has a curve in it. It's not one of those nice squared corner, easy to replace ones. I'm going to try the method in the link I posted in my response #2. I bought a 3' x 1/8 X 1" wide piece of metal. I'm going to hammer to wedge it under the pan and hopefully scrape up the glue in the process. That's tomorrow mornings project. I'll report on my success or failure. = ) Cutting out the floor with the pan attached might be fun though.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:50 PM   #8
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Sally, I went thru your posts....I got lost as to when you got the Argosy. Reference your thread.....http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...89.html....and my post #11. Did you get this Argosy at Oasis? Did you have any indication or warning of the job you were taking on. Regardless, just keep at it and finish it up ....you will, WILL, appreciate the results. I just hate to see the things you now face. Lots of help here.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:32 AM   #9
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Sally, I went thru your posts....I got lost as to when you got the Argosy. Reference your thread.....http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...89.html....and my post #11. Did you get this Argosy at Oasis? Did you have any indication or warning of the job you were taking on. Regardless, just keep at it and finish it up ....you will, WILL, appreciate the results. I just hate to see the things you now face. Lots of help here.

Melody Ranch, I got the Argosy three weeks ago in Oklahoma. And no, I wasn't aware of ALL the work ahead of me, such as the 4" deep of rotted floor across the back. I'm convinced Airstreams were built assuming nothing would ever break or leak or need repaired or replaced. I'm trying to remove everything that needs to be removed that I can remove myself, with plans to hire someone to replace or rebuild most everything that needs to be rebuilt or replaced.
The air conditioner is really good as is the heater, water pump, stove/oven, awning, axles, tires, brakes, cabinets, all tambors, cushions and upholstry, windows and screens (except for the gaskets). The water lines were all updated, the propane tanks are good, it has a brand new battery and good spare tire. All the tanks appear to be good, too.
It does get frustrating when I can't even remove a few rusty screws. When I hit a wall I go to a project that I know I can do, and that keeps me going. If I ever sell my Harley and my Toy Hauler I will have lots more money to put into the Argosy.

Thanks for your words of encouragement. I really appreciate it.
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WAHOO!! I got the shower pan out. It only took one length of metal strip hammered under the pan, then voila, it popped up. And here's some pictures of what's underneath....... It's not a very pretty. Guess I'll put in a new black tank while I'm at it.
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WAHOO!! I got the shower pan out. It only took one length of metal strip hammered under the pan, then voila, it popped up. And here's some pictures of what's underneath....... It's not a very pretty. Guess I'll put in a new black tank while I'm at it.
Yuck! But fixable.

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How did you determine the floor was rotted?

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Old 10-10-2010, 08:40 PM   #13
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How did you determine the floor was rotted?

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After I removed the toilet I found the base that the toilet had been sitting on was rotted out. when I removed all of that I could see behind the black tank and a small area behind the shower pan. The more stuff I removed the more rotted wood I found.
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Here's another "how": How do you know your black tank is NG?
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