Apr 21, 2008, 02:04 PM
We were moving a old cast iron utility tub and needed to replace the drain pipes. When trying to loosen the nut locking the basket to the tub the pipe broke at the top of the locking nut, flush with the bottom of the tub. Now the only thing holding the basket to the tub is 50 or more years of corrosion. Seems simple enough to maybe just tap the thin pipe from the bottom or try to pry from above. How easily does cast iron crack, chip, or break? Any suggestions on how to remove the basket would be very much appreciated. Thanks!