bath drain removal

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Howard, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Howard

    Howard New Member

    Oct 22, 2004
    I am having quite a bit of difficulty removing the drain to the bathtub as it seems to be "frozen" in place. I have tried using one of the Drain-removal tools but still no luck. If one of the readers has a good solution, I would be most appreciative. Also, is removing this old drain going to cause more problems down the line.

    Thank you.
  2. Bob's HandyGuy

    Bob's HandyGuy Senior Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    Sometimes the only way to remove an old drain is to drill many holes around the perimeter of the drain and chisel it out.
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  4. doitright

    doitright Tile & Stone Specialist

    Oct 17, 2004
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    Sep 6, 2004
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    No Tool works

    John have you used or know anyone who has used the strainer removal tool at jones? I've never know any to work on a brass strainer into a brass shoe after twenty years.
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