Is there a tool besides pliers that can twist out an old tub drain. Mine is over 50 years old and after following the remove instructions for a new part, the cross piece broke. Now there seems to be no way to get leverage to remove the drain. I am assuming that it twists out but I do not know how these things were installed over 50 years ago.
is there a tool that works like a caliper, i.e. that can be fit and tightened inside an orifice ? if there is, i would use that and forget about the prongs inside. of course, soak the hell out of it with WD40.
The dumbell type wrench will not work for me as the cross bars have already broken, so I chose the type that expands to grip the sides of the drain. I ordered it today. Look under "Tub Drain Removal Tools".
Last edited by rjordan392; 06-25-2008 at 05:22 AM.