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Old 05-26-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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bathroom sink pop up not working


Hi just had a plumber here to put in 3 new sinks with faucets...on each sink faucet he was unable to hook up the horizontal rod and clip to the vertical strap and screw assembly. Basically the Horizontal rod is not long enough to reach the vertical strap. What is odd the sink manufacturer and faucet assembly manufacturer is the same...wasn't well thought out.

Any suggestions or a fix for this one

here is a drawing so the terms i have used makes some sense to you.
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1726/popup.gif

thanks for your help


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Old 05-27-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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See if you can find longer horizontal bars or change out the faucets and drain assemblies to use cable-type mechanisms. Alternatively, you could probably jury-rig bar extensions with lengths of bar and zip ties.



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Old 05-27-2009, 01:05 AM   #3
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well the long and short of it (pardon the pun) is the the plumber was incompetent and the tale he told was a rather lazy one...i think he was to lazy to bother bended under and fixing it so he lied to me...I was able to get it done in 5 minutes/ sink...what a joke

Hey thanks for the reply...the whole DIY is the way to go!

thanks for the pic of the cable type mechanism..I like it!
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If he couldn't figure it out, or was just plain lazy I would be suspect of the rest of his work.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:36 AM   #5
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I've checked everything else ..it looks good..he was plain lazy indeed
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:58 AM   #6
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I have encoubtered this "problem" on lots of pop-ups. By turning the drop down rod 180 degrees (from the way the picture shows it) , you gain 1/2". If needed, you can then bend a double 45 into the rod to make up more distance. You had an incompetent Plumber.

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