|Posted by Terry Love on November 17, 2002 at 14:14:17:|
|In response to Re: Leaking bathtub drain stopper|
Most of the time, the leaking is in the adjustment. But then like you say, I haven't understood how it holds water that well either.
: Water is slowly draining from the tub when the stopper is closed. The waste and overflow is of the general type pictured in:
: Is a slow leak typical of these types of stoppers? I must admit, I can't understand how it could work without leaking somewhat. The brass cylinder has no polymer seating surface on it (i.e. no rubber o-ring or gasket). What does it seat against inside the tee? Is there a good way to clean the seating surface inside the tee? Or is the leaking a sign of corrosion or damage, requiring replacement of the tee?
: Thanks in advance!
: FYI: The house is around 12 years old. The tub doesn't get used much (there is a separate shower). I just snaked out the drain line because it was running slow. The stopper was leaking before I snaked the line though.
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