Problem tub drain removal

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by mrjetskey, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. mrjetskey

    mrjetskey New Member

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    I am rebuilding our guest bath.Wife wants tub changed out before I build new shower.Heres the problem ,when I went to unscrew drain from drain pipe,all four of the little cross bars sheared off,it has been in 19yrs.I had no trouble changing my wifes drain(brass) in the upstairs tub.Does anyone have any idea how I can get it out without destroying tub?perhaps heat it is a steel tub,I had a 4 way tool I made to unscrew the drains it has nothing to bite on.Any suggestions Please???THanks in advance guys!!>Marvin
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You can cut in a notch and use a chisel to tap it out counter clockwise.
  3. mrjetskey

    mrjetskey New Member

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    Dang that was quick!Thank you so very much between this forum and the tile your world forums ,I have been able to completely redo our 1989 home a room at a time ,saving over 85 to 100,000.00 dollars in labor.My thanks once again for your help>Marvin
  4. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    I'd make 2 cuts on opposite sides just to be able to have a second better angle possibility to avoid damage to the tub.

    Be carefull with steel tubs... They tend to rust pretty bad in that area and it may be time for a new tub.
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