Tub Drain

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  1. Nov 13, 2019 #1

    Doug Hosie

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    Hello,
    I just joined this site and I'd like to say hello to everyone. In no way should I be considered a plumber so please keep that in mind when you read my question:) I'm in serious need of some expert help. I live in a small apartment by myself and yesterday I tried putting in a new "Foot Lok Stop Drain Assembly" in the bathtub because calling one of the maintenance guys is about a three-month wait. The threads in the flange part that the pop-up screws into were stripped so I bought the item I listed above at the local Lowes store. I asked the plumber in the plumbing section how would I go about changing the entire unit and the advice he gave me was to put a Crescent wrench between two of the crosshairs and then use a screwdriver in the hole at the top of the wrench. After putting the wrench in and I tried turning it, the crosshairs broke and now I just have an open hole without any type of drain. I had one of those rubber stoppers so I'm using that for now, but I would like some advice on how to go about removing the bottom portion of the drain(flange part)? I'm afraid if I can't replace the unit I'll end up buying an entire tub assembly, including the surround because it's all one piece which i don't want to have to do!! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
     
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    CT18

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    First off remember that most of the times those guys at the hardware are not real plumbers, but that is a way to spin the drain out if you dont have the correct tool. They do make an internal wrench for those after they break. I believe they carry them on amazon or the hardware has them
     
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    Doug Hosie

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    Search internal pipe wrench on amazon
     
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    Tub drain removal tool
     

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