Stuck Tub Spout & Drain Flange

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by katharine, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. katharine

    katharine New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Hi All....I'm in the process of remodeling my bathroom and I can't get the tub spout off to save my life. It has 45 yrs of hard water deposits etc. It is a screw off type. Any tips for me to get it off without damaging the pipe? It does spin counter clockwise right?

    Also...the drain flange also won't budge. All I have are 2 nubs inside the drain to use to spin it. What kind of a tool would work well for this?

    Any advice...pleasssse?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    You may have to cut the outside of the spout off so you can hold the pipe coming out of the wall while you unscrew the spout. There are several tools to remove the strainer, ASSUMING IT WILL UNSCREW, but that is NOT a given. Too much force could snap the under tub pipe off and then you will have a "real mess". Sometimes you have to cut it out also.
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