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That appears to be removed by turning the strainer sides.

Try some P.B. Blaster to loosen the rust on the strainer , it may take 4 or more soak applications to get any movement.

But it has to come off.


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Actually, I'd consider making vertical cuts on either side of the chunked-out threaded part—basically take out the center of the drain. Then you'd be able to stick something in it or grip the sides with vise grips to rotate each drain, and in conjunction with a tool in the strainer, unscrew them.
 

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what would be the right tool to make a cut like that?
A Hacksaw, with a fine tooth blade, to remove the bulk of the old drain, cutting as close as possible to the flat flange.

Then after the bulk is gone, make 2 cross cuts straight down, making an X in the remaining flange, and gently pry the 4 arcs away, to release the inner strainer to just fall away.

I recommend a manual tool, because it's too easy to slip with a power tool, and bust your sink to bits.

Negating any chance to save it for further usage as a sink.


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Have shopped for replacements? A little voice in my head says they are an oddball size. But that voice is known to be wrong before.......:wink2:

We've had threads about those siamese drains before. I just don't recall the outcome.....
 

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finally! went with a sawzall, vertical cuts to remove the center piece, then made cross cuts, pried the pieces away, and finally a fine toothed hacksaw straight through the center and split the threads in half, at which point the strainers fell out.

thanks for the help!

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Congratulations. Persistence pays off.

There are retro plumbing suppliers on-line, try looking some up, on Google.

They might have an exact replacement to get that back in use.


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