I have an intermittently leaking tub drain, where it leaks to the ceiling below. Pulling the drain insert, and replacing the putty with fresh putty seems to help for a while.
However, I was never able to extract the gasket from between the tub and the drain shoe, as it appears to be a very tight fit. My guess is that things settled, or somehow there is allot of strain on that shoe from support.
Short of pulling the drywall off, and getting at that connection externally, any suggestions or tricks to reduce the pressure between the shoe and the tub so that I can pull the rubber gasket and set a new one?