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My tub is slow to drain. How do I take apart my

My tub is slow to drain. How do I take apart my tub drain?

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    Ned White May 11, 2010

    Can you get to the bottom or the bottom or the back of the tub? If not, you can take out the stopper on the top with the one screw, the stopper will pull right out , It goes back a little harder, but it will go.You might be able to get to the clog from there, it might be the clog! Take the strainer off the drain, one screw, and you should be able to snake through the whole thing to the trap, if it is still clogged up, get out the acid, liquid plumber, or some sort of lye, it will eat it up. Be careful with that stuff, it is potent and stinky. Hope this helps.



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Hi and thank you for using fixya:
Taking apart can be expensive and hard. Here is how to do it.
1-Remove your tub lining
2-remove tub
3-you will have access to the pipe
I would suggest buying a pipe cleaner they work really good
good luck

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Has it always been that way? It may be a venting issue along with a possible clog..I would first "snake" it after removing the drain screen

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