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Old 10-13-2009, 09:25 AM   #1
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Removal of Bathtub Drain


When attempting to remove the tub drain, using a "dumbell wrench" It was very tight. In my attempt I completely broke the crosshairs in the drain. How can I now remove the drain? I had to chisel around the drain edge to remove the tub. Now I have to find a way to remove the drain in order to install the new tub. Thank for any help you can give.

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Old 10-13-2009, 10:37 AM   #2
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If you are replacing the tub it is time to replace the waste and overflow anyway. They are cheap and probably easier than working with the old one. Is there a reason you ar trying to save the old one? Usually I replace the trap also unless it is a newer pvc or abs trap and in good shape. Doing so could save you some big expensive problems down the road.

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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I removed the drain in my bath tub, in the process I made a cut in the threads of the shoe below the tub, it did not cut all the way, but cut deep enough to down to the bottom of the thread in a u shape line. I am thinking to solder that grove and screw the new drain on top. not sure if this would work, or i will have a leak. Would caulking work to seal it or glue. I hate to replace the shoe pipe, it will be lots of work. Any advise?
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removed the drain in my bath tub, in the process I made a cut in the threads of the shoe below the tub, it did not cut all the way, but cut deep enough to down to the bottom of the thread in a u shape line. I am thinking to solder that grove and screw the new drain on top. not sure if this would work, or i will have a leak. Would caulking work to seal it or glue. I hate to replace the shoe pipe, it will be lots of work. Any advise?
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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If you are a plumber then get to work and replace it. Do it right.

If you are not a plumber then get to work and replace it. Do it right.

Any way..looks like you have alot of work
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