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How to Remove a Stuck or Broken Bathtub Drain

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Tub Drain With Broken Cross Member

Stuck tub drain?

When the cross members are broken off the inside of a bathtub drain there is one tool that will remove the stuck and broken drain.  It’s not cheap.  But neither is a plumber.  You can try vice grips and channel locks spread open but they always slip.

The drain removal tool has teeth that grab the drain from the inside.  You use a socket wrench to turn the tool and as it turns the teeth expand outward and apply pressure to the drain.  The good news is that it has always worked for us.  You can learn about the bathtub drain removal tool here…


Broken or Stubborn Bathtub Drain Removal Tool