Re: How do you remove a 1-3/4 inch bathtub drain?
Posted by Chuck on April 19, 19101 at 22:24:10:
In response to Re: How do you remove a 1-3/4 inch bathtub drain?
Put a pair of pliers in it and use an adjustable wrench to turn it out. There should be a cross piece in it? The pliers should fit over it.

: I want to remove a bathtub drain. The problem is that the drain does NOT have a screen or strainer at the bottom. The drain is just a straight shaft about 1-1/2 inch long that has a chrome-plated flange where it goes through the inside of the bottom of the tub, and screws into a copper pipe that comes up flush with the outside bottom of the tub. There seems to be no way to grab hold of the drain to unscrew it.

: I�ve tried a Ridgid tools model 342 Internal Wrench, but that doesn�t work. The inside of the drain is 1-3/4 inch in diameter, and the Internal Wrench has fittings for 2 inch inside diameter pipes (too big) and 1-1/2 inch pipes. The 1-1/2 inch fitting does not expand quite enough to grab hold of the inside of the drain.

: The tub and drain were manufactured by Universal Rundle in the 1950s.

: Any suggestions? Thanks.

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