View Full Version : Drain removal question

07-31-2011, 08:24 PM
Does anyone have an idea on how to remove a drain like the attached pic? Sorry if this might sound like a dumb question, but I've tried the obvious and it just spins.


07-31-2011, 09:58 PM
Hold it up and use a phillips screw driver to loosen the screw that holds it in place.

08-01-2011, 05:49 AM
hmmm... holding it up and looking beneath reveals no phillips head screws to loosen. It only lifts probably 1/2 inch at most and had to lay my head on tub floor to look beneath. I keep thinking I should be able to take a pair of channel locks and hold the "base" while using another pair to loosen the knob on the top, but that that isn't working either.

08-01-2011, 06:06 AM
Hold the outside of it with a pair of Channelocks, and unscrew the knob. Then you will see the slot on top of the center post to remove the drain part.

08-01-2011, 06:29 AM
Thanks HJ, I got the top knob off per the channel locks suggestion. My next question is, how do I remove the secondary silver ring to allow me to get to drain post to remove it. There is a washer that is round with a flat side on the inside that looks like it should slip off over the top, but it's not giving. Any ideas.

thanks. Here is a pic of where I am in the progress.


08-01-2011, 06:45 AM
I got it. I attached the channel locks to the brass center post and gave it a tug and it loosened, then screwed all the way out. thanks for the advice.