Tub Drain Removal

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    • #275568
      MasterPlumbers
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      I have a drain in the bottom of fiberglass tub / shower that is leaking. I purchased a tub drain remover that is a zinc die cast tool with 4 prongs on each end. In theory the prongs are made to lock on to the drain’s struts for removable. The struts were badly corroded and I ended up shearing the struts off. How do I get this drain out of the bottom of the tub? zookeep992@aol.com

    • #292438
      Bruce T
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      DAMN I hate when that happens! I have had to use a sawzall with a small metal blade to notch the inside of the drain piece.cut out a small section without cutting too deeply into the females threads of the shoe.
      this makes it a lot easier to unscrew. Use a flat screwdriver and tap it with a hammer on the edge of the newly cut piece to unscrew.

    • #292439
      SylvanLMP
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      In reply to message posted by zookeep992@aol.com:
      I have a drain in the bottom of fiberglass tub / shower that is leaking. I purchased a tub drain remover that is a zinc die cast tool with 4 prongs on each end. In theory the prongs are made to lock on to the drain’s struts for removable. The struts were badly corroded and I ended up shearing the struts off. How do I get this drain out of the bottom of the tub? zookeep992@aol.com


      Very easy fix for a pluumber BUT if your not used to it dont even try cutting it out with a recip saw.

      Takes practice not to destroy the tub

    • #292440
      SylvanLMP
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      In reply to message posted by Bruce T:
      DAMN I hate when that happens! I have had to use a sawzall with a small metal blade to notch the inside of the drain piece.cut out a small section without cutting too deeply into the females threads of the shoe.
      this makes it a lot easier to unscrew. Use a flat screwdriver and tap it with a hammer on the edge of the newly cut piece to unscrew.


      Perfect, Im glad you were able to do it YOU just saved yourself a few hundred dollars.

      Congradulations you are good

    • #292441
      racefanone
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      I use an inside spud wrench when that happens.Works great and saves alot of time.

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