AM STD Tub drain woes...

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Spaceman Spiff, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Architect

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    I have an American Standard jetted tub and the AS drain kit with all of that complicated linkage ($120). Whenever I turn the knob it works fine... When the wife turns the knob all heck breaks loose and she can't get it to open or close. :( Last time she decided to step on it to close it. Bent the linkage. Had to rip out the tile to access the overflow and attempt the repair. :mad: I was just thinking of all the other tubs in the house with their Watts chrome plug and overflow. Simple, effective, stylish, cheap ($10)...:)

    Should I rip out the AS stuff and just put in a Watts? Opinions??? (dunno why I didn't think of this 6 months ago when I was building the house...) Any experiences with these AS drains??
  2. markts30

    markts30 Commercial Plumber

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    Don't let the wife take baths - tell her she is only allowed showers cause she doesn't know how to operate complicated equipment...LOL
    (then run)
  3. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Architect

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    Put in new watco drain, the push pull type. nothing fancy... bring in the wife to show her. I demonstrate "push to close, pull to open" then she tries it and starts twisting it to close it...:rolleyes:

    Oh well... can't win them all.

    On the plus side I'll be taking a hot jetted bath tonight.:)
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