The repair procedure is the same in both cases. Get your replacement tub drain here. Make sure that the locking pliers are clamped onto the center hub of the cross rather than onto one arm of the cross. Just unscrew and remove the old lift and turn assembly and or linkage pop-up drain. Here is another place where this can become difficult. By changing the overflow plate and drain on your tub in conjunction with a new tub spout and trim plate, you can breathe new life into your bathroom.
The screw driver will turn the pliers, and the drain body, allowing you to remove the drain body from the tub. After spending way to much time and money on it, i replaced the strainer body and stopper with a push stopper. This thick, clay-like substance has likely hardened around the threads of the drain assembly. She has several years of experience in the home-improvement industry, focusing on gardening, and a background in group exercise instruction. It is not unusual for a waste and over repair to take 6 hours or so. Add an updated style or new finish, and you will feel like you stepped into a completely new room without a renovation budget. Roll out a rope of putty about the thickness of an ordinary pencil and spread it below the rim of the flange, letting it fill the entire underside.
If it is in good condition you can use it again. With the stopper all the way on the bottom note how much linkage is still hanging out of the overflow tube. Thread the linkage through the overflow hole if you have a lever drain. For more information check out my other tub repair video. Some designs aren't adjustable and include linkage rods of various lengths, so you may need to swap the rod for a longer one.
Step 1 - Remove the Drain Cover The drain flange is usually hidden by a cover that acts both as a strainer and ornamental concealment. All this material left inside may be blocking the bathtub from draining effectively. Turn a foot lock stopper counterclockwise to take it out of the drain. The next step is to remove the drain plug or spud from the bottom, there is a tool made to remove the spud but I never used one, a good pair of Channel locks and a screwdriver has always worked for me. Grab both ends of the screwdriver and rotate it counterclockwise. Two pieces of metal intersect to create four equal opening in the drain.
As the diagram at right above shows, the flange is held in place with a threaded connection to the drain elbow aka drain shoe. Now you will install the spud into the shoe. Includes all pipes and fittings. If the fitting is stuck or the crosshairs break, cut the fitting with a mini hacksaw or a hacksaw blade. Each end is sized to fit a different type of drain, so test each to see which fits best before you use it.
Drains with Trip Levers Pop-Up: The trip lever opens and closes the drain by moving the stopper up and down. This is really not fun. Grab each end of the screwdriver and rotate it counterclockwise to rotate the drain body and remove it from the tub. Fill the tub half full with water, stop up the drain, and then watch the edges of the refitted flange for bubbles. In some cases you may need to cut the tubing at the end of the overflow to make it fit. Cut through the threads and the rim of the fitting but not deep enough to go into the tub itself.
It is not needed for sealing and it will only cause you problems on inserting it and later if you ever need to remove it the threads could be locked pretty tight. If you hear your drain making noise when you stand in the shower it means it is too loose and you need to tighten it probably a half turn more. Chances are if the waste and overflow gasket and cover are damaged the bath tub drain looks the same. Use a fingernail or a flat head screwdriver to get under the edge of it and lift it straight up. Step 5 - Locate Drain Seat First, remove the upper pipe by unscrewing the nuts that are holding it. Step 4 - Fit the Cover and Test Screw the cover back onto the drain and prepare to test your work.
The drain screws out by rotating it counter-clockwise. A bathtub drain flange is the finished drain part that's visible in the tub. Also, because the head is form-fitted to the drain's cross, there is less chance of accidentally breaking off the cross. Then, use Pliers to help tighten the Post into the Drain. Now I install the two screws, they will work as a hanger, as I said before make sure the nuts are tight, Just screw the screws in so that the heads stick out about an inch fast the rubber washer Now from under the tub push the whole assemble up into the wall till the overflow inlet lines up with the out let hole in the bathtub, let the two screws go in to the hole and then let the whole assemble hang from the screws this will hold the waste assemble in place till you get upstairs to connect it to the bathtub. I am so sorry this takes me so long to explain.