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Old 06-24-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Hello,
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.

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Old 06-24-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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hmmm.

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.

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I found two tools for removing tub drains.
Check out www.plumbingsupply.com/toolsdrain.html

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".

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