Bathtub Drain

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Old 05-30-05, 10:58 AM
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Bathtub Drain

How do i get the tub drain to unscrew from the tub. All there is is the round metal drain piece that i guess screws onto the tub drain. Cannot get this loose to unscrew from tub.
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Old 05-30-05, 02:59 PM
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You can always try using a couple of screwdrivers to unscrew it. However, your local home improvement store should have a special tool in the plumbing section that has a couple of prongs sticking out one (or both) of the ends that allow you to unscrew the tub drain. It is called something like, "ub drain removal tool".

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Old 05-30-05, 03:06 PM
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screwdrivers

I dont have anything to insert the screwdrivers into. There is no cover on the drain connection
 
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Old 05-30-05, 05:45 PM
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Typically, when the drain cover is removed (which is held in place by a single screw), at the bottom of the drain basket is a piece of metal bisecting the drain basket. This piece is the receiving end for the screw. If you do not have this the only other way I can think of is to use a recripocating saw and careful cut through the drain basket so that you can bend it and remove it. However, I am not a plumber so there may be a better solution.
 
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Old 05-30-05, 06:00 PM
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drain basket

Thanks for the info, will probably need the saw, no drain cover and no receiving place for a screw. Just the metal piece around the tub drain.
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Old 05-30-05, 08:16 PM
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I would not use a recripocating saw in the bathtub,I would however make a couple of notches in the edge of the drain basket. These can be made with a chisel to help turn the basket. Make sure you tap the basket in a counter-clockwise direction. This should loosen up the basket and allow it to unscrew.

Good luck with your project.
 
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Old 05-31-05, 04:22 PM
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chisel

Thanks MajkD....I think I'll try this. The chisel sounds like a good idea.
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