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I attempted to use my tub drain removal wrench to remove a bath tub drain. Unfortunately the spokes of the drain broke and the drain flange cracked. Not being terribly skilled at plumbing I am now unsure of how to remove this tub drain. How do you remove a tub drain with no spokes and therefore no removal wrench?

cracked drain flange missing spokes

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Can you access under the drain? – Steven Jun 24 '12 at 19:16
@Steven there is a plumbing access panel so I can get under the drain, but not easily. – ahsteele Jun 24 '12 at 20:43
It might be your best option at this point to avoid damaging the tub while trying to remove it. – Steven Jun 25 '12 at 13:16
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You could try putting an expanding plug into the drain which should give you something to grab hold of with a pair of vice grips. I would replace the wing nut with a regular nut so that you have better access to the stud.

Expanding Plug

Expanding plugs from McMaster-Carr

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