Re: remote help
Posted by LonnythePlumber on February 13, 2004 at 08:14:42:
In response to Re: remote help
: i'll try to make this short. my future daughter in law is accross the country...4 am there alone...not with full fuctioning arms and hands..sick..and needs to unclog her bathtub.
: she said the drain plug was push to close pull to open...cant say i've ever seen it. i suggested a plunger after chemicals didn't help but the plunger closes the plug.
: any ideas/links on how to remove the plug and when she gets that far, whats the best way to cover the overflow so the plunger can be used.
: thanks for any advice
: far-away mom

Turn the stopper counterclockwise to remove it.
The drain may be clogged with hair in the strainer. If so she could try needle nose pliers to pull out the hair and hope that helps.
e-plumbers cautions about working in a drain with chemicals cannot be overstated.
You would have to remove the overflows face plate and try to force rags or something into the pipe to close it off. Probably blow out right in her face and break the overflow pipe also. I don't believe your plunger idea can reasonable work on a tub drain. LonnythePlumber

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