gasket on tub overflow

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by jvl, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. jvl

    jvl New Member

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    hello,could somebody explain the proper installation of the gasket on the overflow on the bath tub.i see that the gasket tapers from a thick to thin.does this apply to the curvature of the tub.please explain.thanks jvl
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    If you have the right gasget for your tub, and it is tapered, the narrow end goes down and the thicker goes up.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    You position the overflow fitting behind the tub and then rotate the gasket until it fills the entire opening, even if you have to twist the overflow fitting so it is not parallel to the tub face.
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