Broken Tub Drain

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  1. Jun 15, 2019 #1

    Eric Hubbard

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    I was replacing the tub drain and the cross member the wrench holds on to sheered completely off. How do I get the old one out without causing damage to the tub or the PVC pipe?

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    Try using just the blade from a hacksaw. Saw thru the strainer, being careful not to go all the way through. When you get close, use a screwdriver to bend the cut area in towards the center.you mayou have to make two cuts an inch or so away from each other.
     
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    there is also a tool out there.....don't know the name but it looks like an easy out goes right on were those cross braces would be if you did a search for removing a broken tub strainer you may find it
     
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    Eric Hubbard

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    Thank you! What is this tool called and where can I get one?
     
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    Internal pipe wrench
     
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    Home Depot or Lowes. If not, your local plumbing supply store.
     
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    Also, a "tub drain wrench" is available from many sources. This one was from Amazon:
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    Yep, use the link above or the tool can be found at Lowe's or Home Depot. That tool is a God send! A few taps with the hammer and add a 1/2" ratchet to spin the old piece right out.
     
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