This bathtub drain gets stuck whenever I try to pull it out. Is there a different removal method to get it out besides turning the drain anti-clockwise? enter image description here

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    why would you keep trying to pull it through the hole? ... it looks too large to pass through
    – jsotola
    Feb 23, 2021 at 1:13
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    Looks like the part that removes from above is already removed. If you want to remove the "drain shoe" (part below/outside the tub) you either need to come in from below or take the tub out. I honestly can't even imagine what you think you are accomplishing in this picture....?
    – Ecnerwal
    Feb 23, 2021 at 1:34
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    – Mazura
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For anyone curious about this; this isn't a traditional tub drain. Usually they unscrew and can be lifted out of the hole so that they can be replaced. https://www.instructables.com/Replacing-Bath-Tub-Drain/ I am not sure how common this style of drain is, but to fix you need to cut out the drain from below.

  • This should probably be edited into the original question or a comment instead of as an answer.
    – gnicko
    Nov 23, 2021 at 1:37

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