Kohler tub drain assembly

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Kerri, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Kerri

    Kerri New Member

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    I converted my Kohler tub to a walk in shower by having the Tubcut people modify it (worked great by the way.) Now I never need to close the tub stopper because I never want the tub to fill with water.

    The tub drain was very slow and so I took the overflow thing apart and pulled out the stopper control arm and found that the spring in the stopper assembly was full of hair.

    Do I need that spring in there? The tub is draining fine now, and as I said, I never want the tub stopper closed. I did not put the spring/arm back because it will just get clogged again and I don't need the stopper to close.

    The tub drains to a greywater system, not to septic or sewer pipes.

    What could go wrong with that spring removed?

    Kerri
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You only need the spring if you intend to use the stopper.
  3. Kerri

    Kerri New Member

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    That's great news. Thanks so much for your excellent website.
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