My wife and I have a 1930s home with slow drains (go figure). After doing liquid plumber and using a shop vac on the tub once a month, I have finally met resistance the shop vac cannot overcome! Bought a snake and enzymes. Now having trouble getting the snake into the tub. It's an older system, instead of a lever it has a larger handle that despite my best tug, will not come out. In this diagram, it's like the right one except the pop up drain stopper is no longer there: http://www.freediyhomeimprovement.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/How-Bathtub-Works.jpg
I took the screw out of the end of the handle, it didn't loosen the handle. I loosed the bolt against the cover and was able to slide the cover out enough to see inside. I can see two screws behind the cover but there's no way I will be able to get a flathead in there to loosen them because the handle is holding the plate too close.
Will try to attach a photo.
So, do I find a way to yank the handle out? Or do I need to go in the back closet and disassemble the drainpipe?
Thank you so much!