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Tub drains so slow we are standing in water when taking shower. Used chemical and didn't work. Took screwdriver and put in drain and thought maybe I could feel around to see what was down there. Something metal seemed to move around. Being a woman and never had played with drain before I had no idea what I was doing. Make a long story short we had to call plumber out. He never looked at drain or what I did he just went into back of bedroom wall that is flush with out tub and put snake down drain. Informed us we had broken pipe and he would go under slab and replace p-trap waste and overflow but any other pipe on beams would be extra. Total cost around $2200.00 if there were no other complications.
We haven't done it yet and we also called water department out to look in back where drains are. They pulled top off drain and had me run tub water and said tub was runing out into back yard drain and they couldn't figure why tub still had water in it. After I read all about Trip levers and plunger tub drains on web sites , I pulled trip lever out of overflow hole which looks like the pictures on web site. It didn't have any hair or anything attached to it. I am wondering if I did something inside the drain hole with the screwdriver to lock something that would prevent the water from draining from the tub.
 

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The water doesn't drain when I took the trip lever and the plunger that is at the end of it out of the overflow hole. I see a nut at the bottom of the lever and I think I am suppose to adjust that but I noticed the rod that holds the plunger is crooked and I am wondering if that isn't suppose to be straight. Either way I thought there was something in the drain hole itself that I might have locked.
 

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Plunger drain

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The toilet and sink are working fine. Why would the plumber tell us he was going to replace the p-trap waste and overflow? Is the overflow hole the only way you can tell if you need to replace the p-trap if he went down it. And what is a p-trap anyway? Is there any way I could have done something with my screwdriver when I put it down the drain hole and moved it around and felt something move?
 
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