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Old 08-05-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Can't remove an old bathtub drain

I'm trying to replace the drain in my bathtub (Just the part that screws in to the drainage pipe, not the pipe itself). The old drain won't unscrew though. I applied WD-40 and let it soak. Then I used the handles of some channel locks to stick into the drain and twist it out, but it was so rusty that with barely any force the piece I was pushing against broke. Has anyone run into this problem before and come up with a solution?


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Old 08-05-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Heat the old putty under the drain lip with a hair dryer on high heat to soften it up.
Cut a small V notch in the rim of the old drain lip with a hacksaw blade and tap it around counter-clockwise with a flat blade screwdriver and hammer to unscrew it.
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