Originally Posted by dorego
My Dad has suggested as the back pipe is lead you could just melt it down and that would help expose whatever connects the back part to the front plate?
Would that work?
No not at all you will burn up the tub before the pipe starts to deform do you have a monkey wrench? If so
Use it on the back side of the tub see if you can get it to turn and see if the hole thing moves as well inside the tub.
Cut the cilicone with a knife that's also holding it on tight.