We have an older home (1958), and I'm not sure how old the tub is (maybe 70s?). The tub recently started to drain very slowly, so in an effort to snake it out, I removed the overflow plate but I can't get the tripwaste out. Unlike many of the other configurations I've seen in other threads and in a book, this one seems to be one piece. There is no plug in the drain, just a metal bar that goes across the hole. This bar is connected to the tripwaste I am trying to remove through the overflow. It almost seems like it's one L-shaped piece of metal. Is there any way to get this out and snake the pipes through the overflow? I've tried to fit the snake in as it is, but it gets down to the drain area and stops because of the tripwaste being the way. I can't find anything about anyone having a similar issue with an older fixture. Any advice is appreciated!