tub drain linkage assembly not stopping water

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by karkalec, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. karkalec

    karkalec New Member

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    Hi There,

    I'm a total amateur and am trying to get my tub drain to stop water so my little girl can take a bath. I removed the face plate and there was no part of an old linkage assembly behind it except a cotter pin left over. I stuck a coat hanger down in the hole and could fish out nothing, although I did get the coat hanger stuck for a few heart-stopping seconds.

    This morning I bought a Danco tub drain linkage assembly at Home Depot. I noticed it was the only option they had and assumed they were standard size for that reason. When I tried it out it did not stop the flow of the water out of the drain. I tried adjusting it to various lengths including making it as long as possible so I could feel it resting on the bottom of the pipe (it went in very smoothly and I couldn't feel any parts of the old assembly down there when I was feeding it in). Water still drains out of the tub regardless of where the drain stopper is. Anybody have any idea why this is so?

    Thanks!

    Justin
  2. Cookie

    Cookie .

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    The drain assembly you bought does not line up with the existing drain. Just go get a rubber stopper for the tub, 3.00 and you are all set, then, add child & bubbles. :)
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Drain assemblies are NOT generic. Remove the "drain" from the bottom of the tub and convert it to a "push/pull" unit with a plain overflow plate.
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