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Old 05-28-2006, 10:25 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, im in the process of moving into my first home and need some advice. This is my first home, and as ive run into a problem tonight, thought id search online, since forums like this are always great place for help.

So here's my problem. We just finished painting our master bathroom, and started to clean out the bathtub tonight. Anyway, the tub isnt draining, and the "stopper" that sits in the drain won't pull out. Also, in any tub ive ever been accustomed to using, there's a sort of latch that sticks out under the "hot" & "cold" knobs, but above the drain that i push up or down, depending on whether i want fill the tub or just let the water drain. This bath doesnt have one! In place of where it would usually be is a metal plate.

Any idea how to get the "stopper" out?
How would I go about finding/installing a fill/drain lever for the tub?

The tub was draining fine just a couple nights ago, so im not sure whats going on. If its any help, the tub has 3 knobs built into the wall. One in the middle to turn the shower head on, and on on each side for hot & cold.

Thanks for any help!

LS

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Old 05-28-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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im not for sure what that little plate is where the drainer is, and i suppose u could use a knife and cut a slip in and use a pair of needle nose pliars to pull it out

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or wait is the stopper rubber or etc.
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or wait is the stopper rubber or etc.

the stopper sits in the drain...its metal on top, and i would guess probably plastic underneath....im going to be back in tomorrow for more work...ill see what develops and post back tomm at some point.

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DON'T BREAK IT YET!!!!!

If it's reasonably modern try just pushing it IN (Down). It may be spring loaded and pop back up at you.
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Anyway, the tub isnt draining, and the "stopper" that sits in the drain won't pull out. This may be a newer type of stopper that is either closed or opened by pressing it with your toe. If it is closed then just press it down and it should pop up. Press down again and it should close. Also, in any tub ive ever been accustomed to using, there's a sort of latch that sticks out under the "hot" & "cold" knobs, but above the drain that i push up or down, depending on whether i want fill the tub or just let the water drain. This bath doesnt have one! In place of where it would usually be is a metal plate. Tis metal plate is an overflow. If you look at the bottom of the metal plate there should be a gap that allows any water to drain if the water reaches that level.

Any idea how to get the "stopper" out? Do not remove it just push it down. Does the stopper have the words "PUSH" on it?
How would I go about finding/installing a fill/drain lever for the tub?

The tub was draining fine just a couple nights ago, so im not sure whats going on. If its any help, the tub has 3 knobs built into the wall. One in the middle to turn the shower head on, and on on each side for hot & cold.

Thanks for any help!

LS

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DON'T BREAK IT YET!!!!!

If it's reasonably modern try just pushing it IN (Down). It may be spring loaded and pop back up at you.

ahaha...thanks all, you were right on. It is spring loaded and works just fine. thanks for the quick responses!

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