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Anyone know how to remove this shower drain?

This is from a 1994 Pacific Seacraft shower pan.

The drain or hose is completely plugged. If I blow compressed air from the other end of the hose it pressurizes. So I'd like to remove this to see what's happening.

I tried turning those inside spokes with needle nosed pliers but the whole drain turned. I can only turn it about an 1/8 turn. I imagine the hose is twisting on the opposite side.

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Probably need to get to the other side to keep it from turning.. how about trying to rout it out with something instead of removing it, may not work but would be a lot easier than the alternative, got to be soap scum or hair plugging it up.
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I thin I'd get some heavy weed whacker line and see if you could break up the clog that way, wouldn't damage the hose
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I avoided high air pressure in the hose because I didn't want to burst it or blow off the hose from the shower pan drain but I figured I had nothing to lose. I kept turning up the pressure and when it hit 50psi when there was a loud pop! I found this across the other side of the boat.


It was a bung (probably from manufacturer) wrapped in shower flotsam. So the answer was to remove the hose at the opposite end of the shower and blow with a compressor. I started at 20psi and slowly increased pressure.
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Wow, that was lucky, I'm sure I would have blown the hose to pieces before it let loose
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