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I need to remove the Maax shower base and can not figure out how to remove the wedge retainer. do i need to actually cut the shower base to get the pipe detached to remove the shower base?

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Hello, You shouldn't have to resort to that extreme. The drain unit that the retainer sits in is the part securing the base down, have a look at the diagram in this link: http://www.maax.com/Upload/docs/premium/technical/en/000_10014442_0904-2_E.pdf

The drain assembly should unthread and release the base. But sometimes they tend to work as designed.

The retainer is a compression fit (or should be... do you know the installer? they may have deviated from the described installation). Assuming a proper install, use a flat-head screwdriver and a utility knife to seperate the inside portion of the rubber seal of the retainer, from the plastic ring. The ring should now be able to be pried out, and the drain portion unthreaded.

If this helped, please rate a four-thumbs up. Thank You.

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