The other day I went to change out our bathtub drain because the popup piece that stops the water appeared to be loose. Come to find out it was because the cross members were broken and the stopper didn’t have anything to connect to.
It is hard to see in the picture with the drain still in the tub (2), but you can see once it was pulled out what it looked like (1).
After the drain is removed. Prep and put in the new drain.
Using the before mentioned tool, the “Tub Drain Wrench” makes it easy to screw in, but you could just use pliers or something simple like that. The tool just needs to be dropped into place and turned. (I happened to have a tent stake close by so that is what I used to turn it.)
And then it is in as good as new.
Screw the stopper on and we are good to go. The kids can use the tub again.
If you happen to live close by and would rather not spend the $20 to purchase the Tub Drain Extractor then you can rent it from me for just a couple bucks. (I know I would rather have done that if I had the choice since I probably won’t be using it again.)
So I will let you use it.