Plumbing, Removing old metal Tub


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Old 07-04-01, 07:28 PM
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I am currently removing my old metal tub to replace with a new fiberglass. I am assuming the drain is connected to plumbing underneath. How do I remove it in order to get the tub out? Is there a tool required to do this? Thank you.
 
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Old 07-04-01, 09:12 PM
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Yes, there is a tool to remove tub drains.
However, you may be able to do it with the handles of a pair of pliers, if the drain has cross pieces.
Stick the pliers in the tub drain, and use a screwdriver for leverage to turn it out counter-clockwise.
Good Luck!
 
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Old 07-08-01, 01:39 AM
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Facing the same problem as the person removing the tub, except all I'm trying to do is take out the drain to put in a "pretty" drain plug. Have already tried the pliers, all I'm doing is bending the cross pieces. Will the tool do better, or am I doomed to call in a plumber? The drain seems to be corroded into the tub.
 
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Old 07-08-01, 03:48 AM
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Try soaking the drain overnight in WD-40 or another corrosion solvent.
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