ASAP! Disconecting waste drain

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by pks71, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. pks71

    pks71 New Member

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    I did a search but have limited patience. Im sure this has been asked a million times, just couldn't find it. Im in nova scotia tring to take out the originaltub (35yrs old). I have a cheap steel tub to replace it. My million dollar ques is how do you disconnect the waste water drain. Please don't tell me I have to get at it from the downstairs. please hurry im doin it right now, And I'm a NoOb!
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You will need to remove the lower drain, they make tools for this, though if you are throwing the tub out, then sawing may help too. With the right tool, it will unthread.

    And you will need to remove the upper "overflow" plate.

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  3. pks71

    pks71 New Member

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    Thats just what I need! thx!
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    pks71 New Member

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    So, u use the dumbell wrench to discon. it. Using it from the top? If this tub is being discarded, how would I just hack it off?
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Use the dumbell from the top and unthread.

    Or I cut the drain in sections and pry it out.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  6. pks71

    pks71 New Member

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    But how do you gain access to the drain in order to cut it?
  7. pks71

    pks71 New Member

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    Maybe stick a reciprocating saw in the opening....and go nuts?
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