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 bathtub drain issue
Author: ronv (CA)

Had the tub replaced about a year ago. It is on the 2nd floor. The drain keeps clogging up. Clears pretty well with Drano but I would like to clean it out with a snake. The drain stopper is one that doesn't come out. It has a protusion that can be used to lift it up so the will drain. I would like to remove the stopper to accesss the drain. Can I put a wrench on the protusion and unscrew it? I have never seen a setup like this. thanks.

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 Re: bathtub drain issue
Author: packy (MA)

snake thru the overflow hole. just remove the plate to gain access.

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 Re: bathtub drain issue
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

On most of the lift and turn waste assemblies, you close the drain then unscrew the little cap to remove the stopper. They have a fairly restrictive crossbar underneath them and that's likely where you'll find a wad of hair.

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 Re: bathtub drain issue
Author: PlumberLoren (CA)

You can remove that hair with a wire close hanger straight piece with a small ell bent in the end about 1/4" of bend. If you can't retrieve it all use a knife and cut the remaining hair. But snake through the overflow first. When you have removed all that you can and used the knife, you may need to use a garden hose to pressure flush the remaining debris. Be careful and have someone be prepared to turn the water off immediately when you call out.

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