What is this tool called ? some kind of metal drain tightener adapter


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Old 06-06-11, 07:48 PM
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What is this tool called ? some kind of metal drain tightener adapter

it fits into the grooves of the drain. Where can I buy this, and what is it called?
you can stick a screwdriver in the hold in the center

 
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Old 06-06-11, 08:09 PM
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To get that tool you need to make one yourself, which is simple, or buy a shower strainer. These type of gasket strainers come with it.

What are you trying to do?

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Old 06-06-11, 09:36 PM
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i'm trying to unthread the existing drain. it has 4 notches to put such a tool in.
i need to reseal the flange.
got a leak
 
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Old 06-06-11, 09:55 PM
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i need to reseal the flange.
got a leak
If this is a sink the seal is under the nut on the back side not the flange.
 
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Old 06-06-11, 10:08 PM
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If it is a shower it can be leaking from the rubber gasket that goes around the pipe. With this tool you would loosen the nut shown in your pic, and remove the rubber seal that is around the 2" pipe. What that nut does is tightens the rubber, and expands it to make a seal.

The other place it can leak is from the strainer itself. That will need to be removed and replaced. You may be able to clean the old, but if you got that far, then just replace.

Do you have the type where the pipe comes up through the strainer, like in your pic.



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Old 06-07-11, 01:15 PM
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my leak is the shower drain.

actually, my pipe is 3", with a locknut below the shower pan.
but the top part, which I can see, is threaded into the locknut.
the top part has these notches that would help me twist the part off.
 
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Old 06-07-11, 01:42 PM
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Is this a plastic shower base or tile???

3"???? Whats the inside diameter?


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If you have room to get the right angle you can use a hammer and screwdriver or punch to tap that lock ring loose. Whatever you use I strongly suggest that you tie a string around a rag and plug the pipe BEFORE using any tools so that you don't accidentally lose the tool down the drain.
 
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Old 06-07-11, 07:26 PM
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plastic shower pan.
outgoing pipe inside diameter is 2".

the white abs plastic threaded assembly and locknut below the shower pan that wraps around the pipe is what i need to disassemble.

the notches belong to compression ring.
it's hard to remove without that tool

I cut the ceiling open, you can see the locknut underneath.

The problem is that the drain is loose, and is not sitting flush on the shower pan, so water is leaking from the side of the drain.
 

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