Re: tub liner repeatedly traps water
Posted by e-plumber on May 04, 2004 at 06:57:43:
In response to Re: tub liner repeatedly traps water
: Anyone have any advice?
: I'm forever having to call a plumber
: to drain the water that keeps getting
: trapped between the tub liner and the
: cast iron tub- as the previous owner
: had a liner installed only on the tub
: portion. Bad idea...
: Currently, I'm attempting to drain it myself
: by attempting to remove the flange. I purchased
: a tub drain remover tool and it says that with
: the simple application of a wrench ----
: Not happening-Hercules couldn't budge this thing!
: What's the catch?
If a plumber has taken off the strainer recently, you should be able too also. If you're using a strainer wrench, you may need to use a pipe wrench to turn it instead of a pair of tongue & groove pliers. Repeated removal of the strainer is going to lead to problems with the gasket under the bathtub strainer, you may want to consider removal of the liner or replacement of the bathtub tub if the bottom inside of the bathtub is in very poor condition.
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