bathtub drain question

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  1. congaman59

    congaman59 New Member

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    I have a tub with a built in drain shoe. The lever broke right behind the mounting plate. then as I was taking it out of the tub I lost he spring down the drain! Is this part something I should be able to find at Home Depot, or Lowes, or will I have to go to a Plumbing supply store to get it?
    I'm hoping it's not something that is part of the original bathtub, and is still available.
    I attached a picture of the part in question.
     

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  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    You can buy just the face plate and attach the existing plunger or get the complete assemble. Big box stores may have them either way.

    John
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The spring should not cause a problem, but if you can find a small magnet on a string and drop it down the pipe it will be retrieved. The overflow plate is a generic item, just be sure to use a brass cotter key to attach the clevis to it. If the new one comes with a steel cotter pin, reuse the brass one from your old drain.
     
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