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Old 11-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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bathtub drain system durability


i was wondering what the most durable and least likely to ever break bathtub drain systems are. i like the idea of trip lever because they enable a relatively level bathtub bottom (no little knob that can hurt your toe) but i heard the extra mechanism is likely to eventually break. kind of like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Moen-90410BN-S...1649048&sr=8-7

any suggestion for a drain system that is really rugged?

also, how much difference does brass vs. plastic make? is it worth paying an extra $50-60 for brass?

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Most reliable?

Rubber stopper.

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LOL. thanks but a step more high tech would be nice... maybe lift-n-turn
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The one you show uses a piston to block the drain----they are very reliable and can be fixed easily enough if something does go wrong--the only thing to break would be the pop up handle.
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how about brass vs. plastic? does it make sense spending extra $ on brass?

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The plastic ones will last as long as the tub---but I have never seen a lever action plastic drain--and I hate the lift up or toe pop drains---they get gobbed up with hair and are difficult to remove for cleaning---

So I always use the expensive brass ones.

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