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pks71
03-26-2005, 01:57 PM
I did a search but have limited patience. Im sure this has been asked a million times, just couldn't find it. Im in nova scotia tring to take out the originaltub (35yrs old). I have a cheap steel tub to replace it. My million dollar ques is how do you disconnect the waste water drain. Please don't tell me I have to get at it from the downstairs. please hurry im doin it right now, And I'm a NoOb!

Terry
03-26-2005, 02:05 PM
You will need to remove the lower drain, they make tools for this, though if you are throwing the tub out, then sawing may help too. With the right tool, it will unthread.

And you will need to remove the upper "overflow" plate.

http://www.terrylove.com/images/pp19010.gif

pks71
03-26-2005, 02:07 PM
You will need to remove the lower drain, they make tools for this, though if you are throwing the tub out, then sawing may help too. With the right tool, it will unthread.

And you will need to remove the upper "overflow" plate.

http://www.terrylove.com/images/pp19010.gif
Thats just what I need! thx!

pks71
03-26-2005, 02:39 PM
So, u use the dumbell wrench to discon. it. Using it from the top? If this tub is being discarded, how would I just hack it off?

Terry
03-26-2005, 02:57 PM
http://www.terrylove.com/images/dumbell_wrench.jpg

Use the dumbell from the top and unthread.

Or I cut the drain in sections and pry it out.

pks71
03-26-2005, 03:00 PM
But how do you gain access to the drain in order to cut it?

pks71
03-26-2005, 03:03 PM
Maybe stick a reciprocating saw in the opening....and go nuts?