Need help removing bath tub drain


Old 12-30-08, 06:32 PM
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Need help removing bath tub drain

Trying to replace original bath tub with new. having problems removing original drain pipe fromtub. It seems to be corroded. Does anyone have any ideas???
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Old 12-30-08, 06:56 PM
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I had to remove one a couple of weeks ago that the PO had poured lye down and really corroded the drain. Luckily the pipes were ABS so no harm done there. I had to use a cold chisel at a sharp angle driving it in a CCW direction. Don't use a 2 lb sledge, just tap it with a regular hammer until it starts to move and when it gets too tight against the front of the tub, start a new bite. It should loosen up enough for you to remove with a drain removal tool (looks like a tuning fork), although the lye had eaten the cross pieces out of the one I removed.

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