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Old 04-10-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Almost all the bathtub overflow plates I can find on the web show one (or two) long screws attaching them to the overflow pipe. I am trying to remove an overflow plate that does not have these screws. I'm guessing that the overflow plate itself screws onto the pipe, and I've tried turning the entire plate, but no luck. Are there standard ways these things are attached? Thanks.

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I've never seen or heard of one with no exposed screws.
Any access from the back side?
Got a picture of it?

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Almost all the bathtub overflow plates I can find on the web show one (or two) long screws attaching them to the overflow pipe. I am trying to remove an overflow plate that does not have these screws. I'm guessing that the overflow plate itself screws onto the pipe, and I've tried turning the entire plate, but no luck. Are there standard ways these things are attached? Thanks.
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looks like the little knob that holds chain unscrews....to remove face plate nice picture by the way....
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Maybe the pin in the middle holding the chain serves as the screw?
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No luck. The pin/knob in the center is attached solid with the plate. I tried turning the whole thing from the pin (which would be the same as turning the whole plate from its outer edge, but perhaps with better leverage), but it doesn't budge.
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It does un screw. Put a screwdriver in there or pliers to hold the plate whole trying to turn it.
Spray some type of lubricate on there.

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How do I remove this one? Around the entire perimeter of the cover, there are no setscrews, it's just nice clean chrome. It turns slightly in either direction to open and close the drain stopper, through a linkage. I'm a little scared to try to pry it off, or to just "turn really hard" in one direction or the other...there must be a trick. There's no brand name on the cover, though other components in the tub are from Drake and Grohe.

Or should I even be trying to take it off? It's impossible to snake the tub through the drain, because there's a plastic nonremovable baffle just under the drain cover.
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You should have started a new thread so it's easier for others to understand the real issue.

Is there a slot on the underside of the handle for water to pass through? There's probably a set screw hidden in there.
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Thanks...there's no slot, I think water would just seep out around the cover; in any event, I can't find a slot, or a setscrew. But you think there must be one?
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I believe it either unscrews or pops off
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Use a mirror under the cover. If it turns it has to have a set screw that bears on a flat spot on a shaft, otherwise it would not operate. I suppose the cap might pop off too and hide a splined shaft. If this is the case, You should see a little area where the black plate has a slot in it. Again, look with strong lighting and a mirror.
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There is good idea of replacement of bathtub overflow plate.Basically replacement of overflow plate is easy job but another problem is no screws.could you give me hint of bath tube drain stoppers?
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There is good idea of replacement of bathtub overflow plate.Basically replacement of overflow plate is easy job but another problem is no screws.could you give me hint of bath tube drain stoppers?
HUH? Is this in code? Wait, let me grab my Enigma machine.

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