Originally Posted by kirkrik
Painterfam, did you ever find a solution to your problem? Because I'm having the same problem.
I can't get to the bottom of the tub, so I can't cut the nut below. Please let me know. Thanks.
Yes! I went to Harbor Freight and bought a tub drain wrench. It was about $6.
Then I recruited a friend to come hold the wrench (with a locking wrench attached to the drain wrench handle), while I twisted (or visa versa - I think she twisted one way, and I twisted the other) with another locking wrench (one may have been a monkey wrench)...presto, it came loose! It sort of felt like a waste of $6 because it was so easy!!!
If that doesn't work, you might try some of the rust release WD-40, but it doesn't really work ALL that well. Just marginally well.
Hope that helps!!! I wish you were closer, I'd lend you mine!