Tub Drain Lever

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Jack M, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Jack M

    Jack M New Member

    Nov 21, 2007
    I was having a problem with the tub drain staying open. I removed the plate and after some manipulation disconnected the drain mechanism. Now I am having problems getting it reconnected. The mechanism is about a foot long with a hook on the end. Are there any tricks to allow me to re-connect to the drain stopper?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    If you have what I think, that rod was hooked to a tube. that tube gets pulled up and blocks a slot in the side of the drain to let the water out. Those things often get clogged up with crud on the sidewalls - hair, soap scum, etc. You pulled the rod out of the bracket holding the tube. Maybe someone else has a better answer...
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  4. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    It sounds like your plunger (sometimes called "stopper" or "bucket") is frozen, and you pulled the linkage apart trying to remove it.

    If that's the case, you're going to have to take the overflow part of the drain apart to get to that stuck plunger. Once you've removed that part of the drain, you can put a torch on it to loosen up the plunger and remove it.

    Just found this on the web: If your plunger is not frozen, you may be able to fish it out using this method:

    Last edited: Nov 21, 2007
  5. tlg2325

    tlg2325 New Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Thank you!

    I was getting ready to ask how to fix my sister's jacuzzi drain stopper (it won't open) and came across this thread. I went to the link and think that will help a lot!
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Dec 15, 2007
    Service Plumber
    I usually use one of these.

  7. construct30

    construct30 New Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    NorthWest PA
    If it was stuck bad enough to pull it apart, you will probably have to take the drain apart. You have nothing to loose but a little time so try to go fishing, let us know how it turns out.
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