Foot- or toe-stop drains comprise plug assemblies that are threaded within drain openings. To close the drain, you measure along with the stop to lock it down, and step on it again to release the mechanism. Several like rubber seal the locking assembly or flange, may get worse over time. The specialty tool you will need to replace the drain is a bathtub drain sander, which is offered in several distinct layouts you can get the best match.

Grab the edge of the plug and rotate it counterclockwise to loosen and remove.

Pick a bathtub drain wrench of a dimension that best fits the cross-shaped centre of the bathtub drain. Slide the end of the bathtub drain wrench to the drain and then rotate it counterclockwise to remove the drain assembly.

Scrape off any leftover plumber’s putty around the bathtub opening with a plastic putty knife.

Roll a bead of plumber’s putty form and ring the underside of the new drain flange with it. Thread the flange to the bathtub opening and to the drain the threads line up.

Fit the bathtub drain wrench on the drain’s middle cross and then flip the flange clockwise. After the surface of the flange stays slightly or even below the bathtub surface, the flange rotating. Wipe plumber’s putty from around the flange with your finger.

Put the post of the drain plug. Manipulate the post it threads to the centre hole of the drain and twist it by hand by turning it clockwise. Push down on the surface of the plug to check it is working.

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