Nonstandard Tub Strainer ... . . . . grrrr!

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by The Lightning Stalker, Sep 14, 2004.

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Cheap modular/trailer plumbing stuff sucks.

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  1. The Lightning Stalker

    The Lightning Stalker New Member

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    Hello. I live in a modular home and well the plumbing stuff is cheap. So anyway, I need to remove the tub to get at some mold damage and so I went to Home Depot to buy a strainer tool but the strainer tool they have is for a strainer shaped like a +. The problem is that this cheap strainer is shaped like a Y :( with the 3 plastic pieces instead of 4, you know what I mean? Do you know of where I can get a tool that can remove this strainer? Any ideas? :confused:

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    The Lightning Stalker
  2. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

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    See a Saw Blade

    Those internal tools seldom work on tub strainers :( . We often have to cut them out and since your's is plastic you have an advantage over the decent brass ones :eek: . Take a single hacksaw blade (we use a sawsall but we are artists :rolleyes: ) and cut a couple of notches about a half inch apart and peel the strainer out with a screwdriver or wood chisel.
    You might consider a better tub since you are going to remove yours.
  3. The Lightning Stalker

    The Lightning Stalker New Member

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    Ahh, okay. Thanks. Will do.
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