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Old 10-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Hi, thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer.

We have a house that was built 1960's. Our tub drain stopper had broken a couple of months ago and the family keeps letting baby rags into drain which becomes a real hassle to get out. So I want to replace the drain with a pop up stopper, but I can not get the old drain out. I thought all drains were threaded and screwed in, but im not so sure anymore. The common drain removal tools don't fit so I picked up the "drain key" which expands to fill the drain and then allows one to remove the drain, but it didn't work either.

Please see the attached pictures and let me know if I need to try a different approach. Do you know if it is a threaded drain or something else.

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There all threaded.
Need one of these.
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Id use a dremel with a cut off wheel to slice it up into little pieces and pry it out,just be carefull not to cut into the tub.
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Any access under it?
A few are held in place with the nut under the tub.
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Joe, that's actually the exact tool i bought and tried. I dont think i was able to get in far enough because of the little tab sticking out in the drain. I'll try knocking it off tomorrow and see if i can get the tool in further.

I checked under the tub and there is no nut.
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