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Old 02-13-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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Bath tub Drain not stopping water 100% to fill tub


Ok we are installing a new wirlpool tub. it is a drop in.

Put on the new drain and such on to the tub. we are using the old style drain stopper. the one where you flip the lever and it drops the stopper into the "T".

My question is I went to test I dumped in about 2 gallons on water and it slowly trickled out the drain.

I can reach my finger up and I feel the stopper resting on the bottom of the "T". Also was very careful not to get any PVC glue in there to affect this.

The only thing I was wondering was will a full tub provide more pressure against the stopper and create a better seal?

Guess if I can not get this to work I will switch out the strainer for one of the screw in stoppers

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The typical tub drain stopper has a metal to metal interface. It is not unusual for foreign matter to keep the stopper from sealing well.

More pressure from filling the tub higher may or may not make it seal better.

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this is a Brand new plastic kit from Lowes. the "T" and the stopper are Plastic.
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A hard plastic to hard plastic interface is equally subject to leaking problems as a metal to metal interface.

Both metal and plastic parts are subject to having burrs or rough edges all the way from the manufacturing process that might also hinder proper sealing.
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Try pulling the stopper out and coating it with grease or vaseline.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:53 PM   #6
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try adjustingthe stopper

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