Bath faucet pop-up drain rod won't fit sink hole location
The ones i have replaced sometimes don't line up, but there should be a metal bracket (which hooks to the horizontal rod coming out of the popup---it joins the two rods) which i have had to bend to mate up with the rod coming down from the top. I would think if you bent the rod itself, it probably wouldn't slide easily. The metal bracket should have numerous holes in it for adjustment, possibly a screw of some type in the u-shaped end, and a clip which will attach the straight end to the popup rod. You can also possibly see if you can find a smaller diameter rod and that will give you just a tad more room to straighten through the hole.
Last edited by Lightfoot; 01-18-2011 at 05:44 PM.