Bathtub overflow rusted away

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  1. paulsiu

    paulsiu New Member

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    Itasca, IL
    In a house built about the 40's, the bathtub has an overflow plate with a center screw. The screw goes into a bar that runs across hole, but it's rusted completely away.

    I was wondering how this can be repair? I think the drain tube is still intact, but the gasket is not. Most of the plates I see have two screws, but there's nothing to screw the plate to. Is there a kit that we can purchase to fix this?

    Thanks.

    Paul
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Cave Creek, Arizona
    How about a picture. Most of the metal plates with a center screw were attached to the overflow fitting with two bolts which were in the correct location for a two hole overflow plate.
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