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How do you disconnect a bathtub drain?

Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020

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To start, grasp the center stopper and turn it clockwise while pulling up slightly. After enough turns the stopper should unscrew fully from the drain. To take out a lift-and-turn drain stopper, grasp the stopper and pull up on it. Once you pull the cap off, use a screwdriver to remove the setscrew underneath.

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Keeping this in view, how do you remove a drain from a bathtub?

Remove the knob on the top of the stopper. Hold the body of the stopper in place with one hand and with the other hand unscrew the knob by turning it counter-clockwise. If the knob will not unscrew, then wrap the rag around the knob and use the pliers to help remove the knob.

Also Know, what do you use to seal a bathtub drain? Plumber's putty is a thick, moldable substance that forms a tight seal between the underside of the drain lip and the surface of the bathtub. To apply this material properly, you must first loosen the drain lip by unscrewing the nut below the bathtub drain.

Hereof, how do you remove a bathtub drain cover without screws?

How to Remove a Shower Drain Cover Plate That Doesn't Have Screws

  1. Spray some spray lubricant along the lip of the drain cover.
  2. Insert the ends of a pair of needle-nose pliers into any of the openings on the drain cover.
  3. Hold a pliers firmly with one hand per grip and twist to the left.

What can dissolve hair in a drain?

You can effectively clear your sink with a commercial foaming drain cleaner containing bleach and acids that dissolve hair. If you prefer not to pour chemicals down your sink, you can dissolve hair naturally with baking soda, vinegar and washing soda.

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