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DK75 05-20-2008 08:03 AM

Faucet Drain Lever Installation
 
I installed a new undermount sink and vanity top along wtih a new Moen faucet. I am having a hard time hooking up the pop lever used to open/close the drain plug. The sink is deeper than the original. The faucet has the lever for moving the drain up and down connected to a shaft that is perpendicular and mounted in the sinks drain tube.

The problem is the lever mounted inside the sink drain is too close to the drain pipe that is plumbed through the wall. There is not enough clearance for it to move up/down.

I can rotate the sink drain tube so this lever can freely move up/down, however the faucet lever can't connect. I also must mention the faucet lever is not straight up/down....it is inserted through the faucet on an angle. When I rotate the sink drain, it puts too much resistance on the sink lever and it won't move.

Any suggestions or ideas which I am overlooking?

Ron The Plumber 05-20-2008 05:11 PM

Pictures would be helpful.

DK75 05-21-2008 10:04 AM

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I have attached a few pictures of my situation. The problem is two-fold in my opinion.
1. The stem lever comes in on an angle and not straight up and down.
2. There is not enough clearance between the horizontal pipe of the p-trap and the ball-type fitting where the sink drain fitting is positioned.

If you have any suggestions that I am overlooking that would be great. I am going to mess around with it tonight and maybe try to rotate the sink drain tube 90-degrees.

DK75 05-21-2008 10:08 AM

Please note the metal strapping to connect the lever to the sink drain is bent. I already tried it straight when new and it didn't work. So I tried bending it to take some of the load off it when being pulled or pushed at an angle thinking it may be more free to move. Didn't help at all.


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