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nicemann 10-23-2012 05:00 PM

Problems Removing Tub Drain
 
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I have a one piece tub/shower unit in my bathroom. As you can tell from my picture my drain is corroded. I figured easy fix, I would buy another Lift N Turn bathroom trim kit from Home Depot. I also bought the Tub Drain Removal Tool. Figured it would make it easier.

Problem is I can not remove the drain shoe (I think that is what it's called the metal piece you still see in the photo zoomed in). I tried using that tool with a wrench would not move. Used a screw driver, no movement. Even tried the screw driver and used a hammer hitting the screw driver to try to get it to move. It has not moved at all and I am afraid I will break it even more. One of the four crosses are already not connected. The others are pretty thin. I am trying to turn it counterclockwise.

Any suggestions on what else can be done? I am not a highly skilled DIY person but I can follow instructions. Trying to do whatever I can so I don't need to call a plumber.

Guess another question is does this one piece drain even removable? I would assume so because not sure how else they could connect it.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

joecaption 10-23-2012 05:39 PM

Any access under it? Older ones have a nut under the tub holding it in place.

nicemann 10-23-2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1036655)
Any access under it? Older ones have a nut under the tub holding it in place.

House was built in 2002 and no it can not be accessed from below. It is on a second story floor but there are no panels to get to it.

nicemann 10-23-2012 07:04 PM

I gave it more umph, put my whole body into it with my feet braced on the side of the tub. I was afraid of breaking the drain but figured what the heck. I was able to get it loose and replaced it with my item from home depot.

If I have any other issues I will be back in the future. Hopefully I will be able to help also.

TheEplumber 10-23-2012 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by nicemann (Post 1036719)
I gave it more umph, put my whole body into it with my feet braced on the side of the tub. I was afraid of breaking the drain but figured what the heck. I was able to get it loose and replaced it with my item from home depot.

If I have any other issues I will be back in the future. Hopefully I will be able to help also.

You probably know how to swear like a plumber now :thumbsup:

ben's plumbing 10-23-2012 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by nicemann (Post 1036719)
I gave it more umph, put my whole body into it with my feet braced on the side of the tub. I was afraid of breaking the drain but figured what the heck. I was able to get it loose and replaced it with my item from home depot.

If I have any other issues I will be back in the future. Hopefully I will be able to help also.

good deal ..i was going to tell you to don't be afraid put some a$$ into it ...:laughing::laughing:ben sr

toastandjam 10-27-2012 10:39 AM

Tag for results, want to replace mine and I bought the same tool.


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