Drain removal question

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by jjohns29, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. jjohns29

    jjohns29 New Member

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    Murfreesboro, TN
    Does anyone have an idea on how to remove a drain like the attached pic? Sorry if this might sound like a dumb question, but I've tried the obvious and it just spins.

    drain.jpg
  2. Jerome2877

    Jerome2877 In the Trades

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    Hold it up and use a phillips screw driver to loosen the screw that holds it in place.
  3. jjohns29

    jjohns29 New Member

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    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    hmmm... holding it up and looking beneath reveals no phillips head screws to loosen. It only lifts probably 1/2 inch at most and had to lay my head on tub floor to look beneath. I keep thinking I should be able to take a pair of channel locks and hold the "base" while using another pair to loosen the knob on the top, but that that isn't working either.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Hold the outside of it with a pair of Channelocks, and unscrew the knob. Then you will see the slot on top of the center post to remove the drain part.
  5. jjohns29

    jjohns29 New Member

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    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Thanks HJ, I got the top knob off per the channel locks suggestion. My next question is, how do I remove the secondary silver ring to allow me to get to drain post to remove it. There is a washer that is round with a flat side on the inside that looks like it should slip off over the top, but it's not giving. Any ideas.

    thanks. Here is a pic of where I am in the progress.

    drain2.jpg
  6. jjohns29

    jjohns29 New Member

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    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I got it. I attached the channel locks to the brass center post and gave it a tug and it loosened, then screwed all the way out. thanks for the advice.
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