Can someone suggest a technique or two to remove the subject strainer from
my bath tub. The tub is about 30 years old...we are replacing the
faucet/shower and want to replace the worn/corroded tub strainer too...but I
can see no way to 'unscrew' it from the threaded tub drain shoe ?
Thanks, Tim R
That's often one of the hardest things you can replace in a bathroom. It
usually requires access to the underside of the tub, removal of the drain
pipe and then unscrewing the large nut from the underside which holds it in
If you're lucky, it will unscrew from the top using a tool you can get at
the hardware store.
Reassembly usually means replacing some of the drain pipe and/or the trap
since the old one will fall apart when you remove it.
Get a small chisel and hammer and hit the strainer at an
counterclockwise angle to get it loose. Make sure the elbow piece
underneath is secured with a wrench or else it will turn along with the
strainer when you hit it.
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