Best tool for removing broken tub strainers?

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  1. Nov 11, 2018 #1

    Matt30

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    Well....the older i get, and the longer I do service work, the less likely I am to wanna do things the hard way.

    It seems like now more than ever I’m encountering waves of broken tub strainers. No big deal, i peel them out with my saw blade. But it’s tedius.

    It’s about time I just say F it and spend the money on the proper tool for the job. I’ve saw online some tools for such a problem, but I’d like to know what you guys are using and how you like it.

    Thanks!
     
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    mike fiore

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    works great...ive removed 30 year old tub drains with a large wratchet and this tool
     
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    That looks like a solid design. Does it fit all tub strainers or just one size?
     
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    fits anything ive run across...its just a reverse thread..i pound with hammer into drain and ratchet it out.
     
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    i Use an impact driver with that reverse thread tool
     
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    thats a really good idea, im gonna try that next time
     
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    well I likey that. an easy out.
    I have been cutting 2 grooves with a dermal and using to screw drivers crossed
     
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    Yeah great tool if the cross is still there. But I usually don’t get called till it’s way too late. Damage is already done
     
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    DIY I made mine out of scrap PVC. Easy to make and I drilled two holes to insert a short screw driver to remover or install new.

    Keep it in my plumbing tool box! Use it for both tubs & sink strainers. Newer strainers just do not last as long!

    Oh, I had to use a hair dryer once to soften the plumbers puddly !

    Good luck,

    Lazy Dog
     
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    Wow. I must be just going back on 1 monkey of a man. Wouldn’t think pvc would be tough enough to not break. But if it ever does watch your wrists. That stuff will slice. But innovative I give ya that. Works it works right? Lol everyone of us has our own way.
     

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