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How to Remove Tub Drain
How to Remove a Tub Drain
Copyright Lee Wallender; Licensed to About.com
When you're changing out your present bathtub, snaking the drain, or performing minor repairs, you will need to remove the tub drain.

It looks simple--and it really is--but the first time I looked at one, I was mystified. Does it lift out or turn out (answer: turn)? Is there plumber's putty to contend with (answer: yes)? And most important, what kind of tools do I use (we will address that)?

Shown in the image here is the tub drain after it has been removed (it is upside-down).

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