Are bathtub drains interchangeable?

Although shower and tub drains serve the same function — to dispose of wastewater into your pipe drainage system — each one performs the task differently, and there are drain differences. Standalone shower tub drains and a tub or bathtub and shower combination drain cannot be used interchangeably.

How do you change a tub overflow plate to a lever?

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Quote from Youtube video: Works real hard and the deposits. And the finish is all pitted from the hard water. So to remove it we're first going to take our Phillips or flat screwdriver whichever screws needs to remove. Them.

How do you plug a bathtub when you don’t have a stopper?

A plastic bag filled with water and sealed makes a quick drain plug. Use a storage or sandwich bag and fill it with water, closing the seal. You can also tie a plastic bag that doesn’t seal by wrapping a rubber band around the ends to keep it closed. Set the water-filled bag directly over the drain and fill the tub.

How do you install a lift and turn tub stopper?

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Quote from Youtube video: Before I set it in I need to take off the lid use a Phillips head screwdriver for that I need to take out the center pin. It's ready to be set in.

Are shower drain locations Universal?

Since they are available in custom configurations the drain can be put in any location. One thing to keep in mind with solid surface bases is they are heavy (which can be a concern maneuvering the base into the room).

How does trip lever bathtub drain work?

With the trip lever down, the plunger is lifted and the drain is open; when the trip lever is up, the plunger is forced down and the drain is closed. And if the tub is accidentally overfilled, excess water can still run down the overflow tube behind the trip-lever plate and can drain away because the plunger is hollow.

How do you install a bathtub drain lever?

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Quote from Youtube video: You just pull this thing out over there. And you put your new plate on there put the cotter pin and throw this back in so this isn't really that dirty.

How does a bathtub overflow plate work?

The water that enters the overflow hole, goes down a pipe which is connected to the tub floor drain. With a well-functioning overflow drain, excess water will flow out the overflow hole, through the pipe and into the drain so as not to cause any damage to your bathroom or anything under or around the tub.

What are the different types of bathtub drain stoppers?

The six most common types of bathtub drain stoppers are push-and-pull, pop-up, lift-and-turn, flip-it, toe-touch, and trip lever. It does not matter what type you have unless it must be fixed or replaced. The sole purpose of a bathtub stopper is to keep the water in the tub while you soak.

How do you change a twist bath plug?

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Quote from Youtube video: So you want to get in a screwdriver a Phillips one or a flathead. And just open that screw up.

Can you replace a pop up plug with a normal plug?

Yes, but a waste that’s designed for a plug has a grille set down 10mm or so for the plug to sit on. But if you can find a suitable plug then happy days. I replaced the pop up plug with a standard 1.5″ plug and chain – leaving the horizontal rod with the threaded can in to stop sink waste water coming out.

How do you remove a twist and turn tub stopper?

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Quote from Youtube video: But basically you'd grip it underneath that top part and just grip it tight turn it once he gets loose. Enough. Just keep turning. And it comes out.

How do you remove a bathtub drain without a tool?

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Quote from Youtube video: And a small hammer like this one take it put it inside of the drain. And then use the um pliers to put between the hammer. And the inside of the drain to create resistance.

Are all tub drains threaded?

There are several different styles of tub drain — two of the most common are threaded and drop-in drains. Threaded drains are usually found in older tubs, while the drop-in version is common in newer models. Determining whether you have one or the other involves a bit of inspection.

How do you remove a prefab shower drain?

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Quote from Youtube video: All right so once we've drilled it down I just used a vacuum cleaner to suck up around it. So I can then remove the rag.

How do you remove a bathtub drain with broken cross members?

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Quote from Youtube video: So you can actually get that thing out but since I didn't have a crisscross index of rotted away the drains about 14 years old so I had to buy a tub drain extractor. And what you do is you take this

How do you replace a broken bathtub drain?

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Quote from Youtube video: You can see here I've got my screwdriver to actually break open one side of the tub drain. This point I'm taking my hammer. And I'm hitting the screwdriver underneath the tub drain.

How do I remove a cross bar drain?

If your drain fitting has these crossbars, insert a drain wrench into the cross shape and turn counterclockwise to unscrew it. (There are two ends to the wrench; use the side that offers the best fit.) You can also try using a pair of needle-nose pliers to grip the X and unscrew the drain fitting.