The tub drains have become old-fashioned, and it is quite common to replace them with lift and turn stoppers. In the case of these new stoppers, you can raise them to allow the drain to be open. Similarly, to close the drain, rotate the stopper the other way. So, here goes the solution for how to remove tub stopper.
Materials required to remove the tub stopper
When your tub stopper fails to work because of damaged linkage, it is time to remove them. Keep a hammer, multipurpose screwdriver, cold chisel, hacksaw, a pair of pliers, and an old cloth handy for the repair.
Unscrew the overflow plate to pull the upper link that comes from the pipe. You can see the tub stopper popping out there. It is necessary to remove the lower link too. Get ready to extract both the parts. Hold on to it firmly. Make sure to eliminate binding within the pipe. Now, remove the link. You will now be able to see another overflow plate. Screw that and look for a set screw which is found at the plug knob’s edge.
As soon as you find the screw, use a flathead screwdriver to loosen it. If you do not locate the set screw, then you can turn counterclockwise to remove. You will now find a few brass inserts. If you find the unscrewing process to be difficult, take a hair dryer and heat to relax the old sealing material. This heating process makes it easy for removal. Now cut the body of the old stopper by using a metal blade or saw. Take enough care while performing the entire task. Make sure that you do not render any damage to the tub.
Installing a new stopper is going to be easier when you have removed the old one. Prepare the sealing material, insert the new lift and turn stopper and start tightening the body of the drain in the clockwise direction. Hope these tips offer convenience while you are working.