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    Yes, I see the tube that sits on the overflow...

    Yes, I see the tube that sits on the overflow riser. It has a tab with a hole which, no doubt, was the former connection point for raising and lowering it. (The actual drain closing mechanism must...
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    Thanks, hj. Your comments lend additional weight...

    Thanks, hj. Your comments lend additional weight to my not attempting to remove the basket.

    The "remote overflow drain" to which you refer -- Is that the section of vertical drain piping that...
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    You make a good argument against my proceeding...

    You make a good argument against my proceeding with this project for now.

    Nothing is leaking at the moment; The only thing driving this is the appearance of the basket. (I just had the tub...
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    I just looked over the setup again. The trap...

    I just looked over the setup again.

    The trap was replaced at some point with plastic parts. It's fitted in between the lower end of the vertical pipe (to which the shoe output pipe connects) and...
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    I am able to be without the tub for a while, so...

    I am able to be without the tub for a while, so I'm not too concerned about that. Just trying to get an idea whether I could likely be successful in just removing and replacing the basket on this...
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    I don't understand the implications of a lead...

    I don't understand the implications of a lead trap to a basket (and, possibly, a shoe) replacement. Could you kindly elaborate?
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    My DIY ability is limited, at best, to removing...

    My DIY ability is limited, at best, to removing and replacing the basket. I would not attempt to replace the shoe myself.

    I'm trying to determine whether to give it a shot myself or go immediately...
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    I am reviving this thread in advance of my...

    I am reviving this thread in advance of my attempting to replace the corroding tub basket in my 1920's-era cast-iron tub.

    What is the likelihood of being able to remove the basket without...
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