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Old 09-18-2012, 01:11 PM  
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Hi,

I've got a pretty big problem with this bath tub. The ring was completely corroded and the cross in the middle was gone. So I used an internal wrench to try and screw it out and the whole thing just crumbled, leaving me with a ring of the old flange attached to the inside of the piping (image). Its extremely stubborn and theres a lot of old plumbers putty sticking it to the threading.

Any ideas on how I could chip this away and clean off the putty or get off the old drain flange altogether would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!



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Old 09-28-2012, 08:59 AM  
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Hope you have solved this by now?



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Old 09-28-2012, 02:36 PM  
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Weaken the bond by making cuts in the flange using a small abrasive cutting disk with arbor in an electric drill.
Also, torqueing it in the direction of tightening it sometimes cracks it loose, either with a wrench or by using a hammer and chisel to deliver impacts.

And try a torch.

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If he could get under it to use a wrench, he may as well replace it.

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Or maybe go in through an access panel.



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