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biggscoo 11-15-2012 01:44 PM

broken tub drain
Got a drain w ith broken crossbars. Do i sawzall it out?

DannyT 11-15-2012 02:00 PM

that's usually what i had to do once the center broke out. i would cit a slit in an easy to get to spot mostly through then stick a screwdriver in the slot and the strainer would usually snap the rest of the way. depends on if it's cast or stamped.

beenthere 11-15-2012 03:46 PM

Moved to Plumbing forum.

Tub Refinisher 11-16-2012 06:54 PM

Careful not to cut into the tub. You may have better luck with a hacksaw blade. Cut a slit in it then insert a cold chisel in the slip and rap it in the direction you would to unscrew it (counterclockwise) and it should loosen up. You could start with some WD-40 or penetrating oil.


jaydevries 11-16-2012 09:58 PM

they make spread device to remove drain lowes sells one|1

jaydevries 11-16-2012 10:01 PM

never used the lowes one but i use this one all the time

joecaption 11-16-2012 10:02 PM

Sure there's not a nut under the tub holding it in place?

DidIDoThat 11-17-2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1053948)
Sure there's not a nut under the tub holding it in place?

Its not a "nut" but you do have a female thread on the drain.
If you bugger up the female thread your looking at replacing the waste and overflow.
This is what is under the tub.

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