If you do not see a set screw then you may have a type of stopper that has a built-in around the stopper. Most Moen coverplates have a screw in the center of the plate. My bathtub has been draining slowly. The first step to installing bathtub overflow drain is removing the waste and overflow is to remove the overflow cover. Most will have a strainer plate covering the drain. Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need Rag Phillips-head screwdriver Allen wrench Pipe wrench Clean the front of the drain overflow coverplate with the rag. It does not matter in which direction you rotate the stopper.
These drains, typically located underneath the spout on most tubs, connect to the sewer system and drain off excess water once it reaches the height of the overflow cover. Step 3 Once the top cap has been unscrewed and lifted off, unscrew the shaft cylinder counter-clockwise to remove the threaded post screwed into the cross bar in the strainer. This new mark will serve as the top edge of the stringer you'll install. If this maneuver does not work then you will need to unscrew the bath waste flange from the drain pipe. When nobody has a reason to remove the overflow cover from the bathtub for years, the screws that anchor the cover in place may rust to the point you cannot turn them with a screwdriver.
I agree with Ed Beal. I have some access to behind the tub wall to the water entry etc. The bushing is the white plastic piece on the base of the new Tub Drain. The one here has a stopper that unscrews, allowing you to access the drain flange at the bottom of the tub. Many have entire faceplates that rotate like on some bath wastes. Step 2 Press the suction cup down onto the stopper until a good seal is formed.
Also remove any trim moulding from the sides of the alcove. The faceplate may have a lever that controls a drain stopper, or it may be blank. I cannot tell you how I would remove the screw, because I do not know without seeing the actual situation, although I might get an overflow plate with a single center hole and use a long screw, or bolt, to fasten it through the back of the overflow fitting. The post is threaded into the crossbar of the strainer. Most times you have to cut it out and piece it back together. Identifying what type you have will help you when it becomes necessary to fix or replace your drain stopper. An internal plunger is used to stop water flow.
We are exclusively for plumbing questions. Since this is an apartment, the landlord came to fix it himself. A toggle lever attached right to the top of the stopper is moved from side to side to close and open the stopper. If so you can use the Ultimate Overflow Gasket or the full kit to take care of your issue. If you don't find one, your spout should just twist off by turning it counterclockwise. Most overflow covers have two screws on the front attaching the cover to a flange on the drain pipe.
Cast iron tubs should be broken up with a sledgehammer. There is no access to it from the back side. By packing an abrasive household cleaner or even sand into the screw heads, the tip of the screwdriver will have some grit to keep it in place so you can turn the screws out of the trip plate. Make sure the screwdriver tip is good and the proper size. Cut along the line with a drywall saw and remove the section between the line and the tub all the way down to the studs. Removing a coverplate from the bathtub drain overflow with no hole in it requires ensuring there are no screws.
Just know it seems to help. It is truly a miracle product that is a moldable silicone rubber that sticks to practically anything and is strong, durable, waterproof, heatproof, etc. It dates from around 1940 or so. I wouls have to restrict it when my finger then drilling just beside. Although they all serve the same purpose—to keep water in the bathtub when desired and allow the tub to be emptied again—there are several different styles of bathtub drain stoppers. If you have any other questions let me know. With this type of tub drain, the stopper is actually inside the pipe, not at the drain opening.
The removal of the cover is an easier part of the process. A clogged bathtub drain can be difficult to unclog because of the different bathtub drain assembly designs. Some overflow face plates have a that moves up and down. In order to get a tight fit for the Plug into the Drain Assembly, you can remove the screw that holds the top of the Plug to the Stopper Post. This can often be messy as this portion of the drain usually has an accumulation of hair, soap and other debris.
Use of this site is subject to certain. Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since 2009. If the knob will not unscrew, then wrap the rag around the knob and use the pliers to help remove the knob. Step 2 You will need to remove the screws from the cover plate of the trip lever, however, remove only one screw from the faceplate at first. No need to attempt to unscrew the old drain and risk possible damage to the tub or drain assembly.
Step 1 Locate the screws on the trip lever. Then, use Pliers to help tighten the Post into the Drain. Sometimes these leaks can be tricky to find because the water may run down the drain waste tube and the leak shows itself right at the spot of the waste and overflow or the water can run along and under the tub and shows itself quite a distance away from the actual leak. Porcelain over steel tubs should be disposed of whole. Usually the overflow tube is accessed from the bottom. In other words, you can't snake a tub or a sink, for that matter through the drain.