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Model HDX170

Internet #204218645

Store SKU #1000012535

Tub Drain Remover

$9.67 /each
  • Tighten or remove closet spuds or tub, shower and sink strainers
  • Dual-sided tool fits most strainers
  • Requires a screwdriver or adjustable wrench for use

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HDX provides a complete line of quality plumbing tools at a competitive price. Products have been reviewed and tested by a third party testing lab for function, performance and durability. The Tub Drain Remover Wrench installs and removes most tub drains, closet spuds and sink basket strainers. The tool is lightweight and features heavy-duty aluminum die-cast construction. Tool requires an adjustable wrench or screwdriver for use.

  • Dual-sided wrench installs and removes most tub drains, closet spuds and sink basket strainers
  • Use with an adjustable wrench or screwdriver
  • Heavy-duty die-cast aluminum, lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Third-party tested

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WHAT IF THE CROSS DRAIN ISN'T THERE. HOW DO YOU REMOVE THE DRAIN TO REPLACE IT? IT IS BATH TUB SORRY.

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Quincy il
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February 15, 2016
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You'll need a spud extractor. It looks like a fat easyout. You must tap it down in the drain (spud) and using a 1\2 inch drive wratchet, it should back right out.
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January 12, 2016
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There is a reasonably priced tool for that too. I found it in the store, but I don't see it on the web site. It is cone shaped with groves to grab the inner edge. I used a socket wrench handle to turn it. Had to hit it with a hammer to get it to grab.
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December 1, 2015
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you use an expansion plug that grabs the side of the drain. It is also called a Bathtub Drain Key/Wrench. What happens is that as you turn the bolt/screw it expands outward to the wall of the drain. When it becomes sufficiently tight, it binds to the wall. You continue to turn the bolt/screw after it binds on the wall of the pipe, it should begin to turn the pipe for extraction..
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Lawrenceville, GA
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November 8, 2015
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I recommend an expandable tub drain wrench such as a Rigid Model 342 Internal Wrench, Model # 31405, which may be purchased at Home Depot. Please call ahead to ensure it is in stock.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Model-342-Internal-Wrench-31405/202826782
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Norris TN
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October 26, 2015
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Home Depot has a specialized tool that has large, coarse threads to grab the inside of the drain. Once in place a (needed) socket wrench will allow the plumber to loosen the drain and unscrew. Note- the drain may be reusable but needs to be evaluated when in hand. Replacement drains are not very expensive- I would just replace with new. It will look better, too.
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New Haven, CT
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July 24, 2015
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You don't need the cross drain, you just have to tap it in with a hammer and the friction should grip well enough. Same scenario with my tub drain.
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July 17, 2014
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If the grate is broken off the drain, you can use the Ridgid Model 342 Internal Wrench found here:
http://www.homedepot.com/s/internal+pipe+wrench?NCNI-5
The only other way I have found effective is a hammer and chisel to the lip of the drain.
There is a significant risk of damage to the tub so, I would not recommend this unless replacing the entire tub.
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September 1, 2013
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. I believe the best advice would be to talk to one of our many specialty department professionals at your local Home Depot store. There are many factors when it comes to the specifics of the item. For any other questions, please visit your nearest local Home Depot store.
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tub drain removal tool

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will this tool work on a bathroom sink drain?
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July 12, 2016
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not that I'm aware of. I really bought this so work on my bathtub.
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May 5, 2016
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Yes, I bought mine to DO a bathdrain !
Very nicely designed tool for the job I thought.
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What size drain does each side fit?
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Westerville, Ohio
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June 10, 2016
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This fits a standard bathtub drain. It would be to big, and not the correct tool for a sink.
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 57 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nessary DIY tool I have used this tool to remove three tub drains; so far it works well for me. It is made of aluminum so it is light weight and never corrodes; but is also a soft metal. I recently updated the drain in one of our bath rooms that our daughter used for several years. I was amazed that when I pulled the drain out a "rope" of hair about 18" long came out of the drain pipe! (see photos) That alone made the tool worth the price for me. June 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed this wrench proved to be useless This tool proved to be useless to me as it only seemed to further complicate matters by breaking the drain, causing me more problems. August 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Should not be made of aluminum The drain I was trying to remove has been in place for 50 years. It is going to be tough drain to remove. Inserted the tool and one of the four teeth of the tool broke on the first attempt. The tool may be okay for a newly installed drain, but is not built to tackle a tough drain. It needs to be made of steel, not aluminum. January 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Met my needs Sturdy enough for home use. Met all my needs. Not sure it would hold up to daily use. June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool to have.... Tool fits both size drains, shank is shaped to fit wrenches and hole for bar. Its great and doesn't mar the drain at all. July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by the one i purchased then returned, teeth broke as soon as i put a little torque on it. as soon as I put a little torque to loosen drain, 2 of the products teeth cracked right off. I am not an engineer but imagine this item should be tempered steel and not particle board, well not exactly particle board by the like in metal. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best tool I have ever purchased. Very simple and straightforward. No tricky dance moves. One area that could be improved is the widening of the holes so that you can put a longer or bigger object into it to turn. June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tub drain remover broke I purchased this after my plumber broke two of them attempting to remove my tub drain. He never returned. I purchased in an attempt to modify to work with my impact gun. The planned modifications to adapt to mount on impact gun didn't work out. So I decided to modify a large socket and put on my impact wrench to 'persuade' it loose. I set the pressure low and carefully ran forward then reverse several times until it broke loose. This socket cost me less and didn't break since it was solid chrome material. The Home Depot tool was made of cast metal and has no strength, which is why the plumber broke two of them. I thought gentle impact persuasion would work instead of brute strength with heavy rod and hammer. I'm glad I returned it and made a tool with some common sense, many times stronger and more professional. I don't recommend this product. June 9, 2016
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