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Old 10-23-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Problems Removing Tub Drain


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.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Any access under it? Older ones have a nut under the tub holding it in place.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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

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