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Old 11-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Got a drain w ith broken crossbars. Do i sawzall it out?

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:58 PM   #5
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they make spread device to remove drain lowes sells one
http://www.lowes.com/pd_272239-943-0...t_avg_rating|1
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never used the lowes one but i use this one all the time
http://www.rectorseal.com/Golden-Ext...Drain-Tool.php
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:02 PM   #7
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Sure there's not a nut under the tub holding it in place?
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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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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