Why can’t I unscrew my bathtub drain?

Sometimes the post threads may be stripped, making it difficult to unscrew the stopper. Try gently pulling upward while turning. If your stopper does not have a visible screw set on the knob, but does not seem to unscrew, lift the stopper up and turn, looking for a small screw.

Are all bathtub drain holes the same size?

Under both the International Residential Code (IRC) and the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) the standard size for a tub drain and P-trap is 1 to 1/2 inches and under the IRC the tub waste arm (drain line) maybe 1 to 1/2 inches but under the UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code) a 1 to 1/2 inches drain line is limited to 1dfu (

Are all bathtub drain threads the same?

One of the most confusing and annoying plumbing problems is replacing the bathtub drain (called a plug) that screws into the base (called a shoe). There are two common thread types (16 and 11 1/2 Threads Per Inch), and one uncommon one (14 TPI).

How do you unscrew a bathtub drain?

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Quote from Youtube video: Turn my drain assembly and that will remove it from the waste tissue which is below the tub. And. I can put a screwdriver in the hole in the drain. Tool as well. Once.

Can’t get drain plug out?

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Quote from Youtube video: Sometimes you even need some pliers to do that to get the whole thing out what we're gonna do is we're gonna lift it.

How do you remove a twist plug from a bathtub?

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Quote from Youtube video: Sorry there's actually a Philips screw just on the side of the unit. So you want to get in a screwdriver a Phillips one or a flathead. And just open that screw up.

What tool do you use to remove a tub drain?

A drain wrench is a drain removal tool that is form-fitted to drain basket crossbars. It greatly reduces the risk of accidentally breaking the crossbar. If you are using a drain wrench, insert the drain wrench into the drain and turn it counterclockwise to unscrew the drain basket.

How do you unscrew a shower drain?

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Quote from Youtube video: One get yourself some wd-40 spray it around the rim of the drain. Let it sit for about 15 minutes or so and then get yourself some pliers that fit into these holes in the drain.

How do I remove a bathtub drain flange?

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Quote from Youtube video: You know put it across like that like so things you want to diagonal. And then you take your adjustable pliers place it on one side just like so.

How do you remove a bathtub drain flange without the tool?

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Quote from Youtube video: And a small hammer like this one take it put it inside of the drain. And then use the um pliers to put between the hammer. And the inside of the drain to create resistance.

What is a tub flange?

The flange is meant to collect moisture, which gravity draws down the wall, and prevent it from ending up in the wall cavity. A properly built enclosure will have a moisture barrier or roofing felt or plastic sheeting drape over this flange before the wall material is installed.

How do you use a bathtub wrench?

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Quote from Youtube video: And you're going to turn it with either a screwdriver through one of these holes in here or you can use an adjustable wrench i like to use an adjustable wrench to get it started.

How do you loosen a tight drain?

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Quote from Youtube video: And you're gonna want to put it on that that groove and tap it left to loosen it up but this thing has been on for you know sixty years so it's not coming off go ahead and spray it with some wd-40.

Are tub drains reverse threaded?

Drain keys or drain extractors come with reverse-thread systems or expanding wings that grip the flange firmly from the inside. Once the tool grips the flange, you can use a wrench to turn it.