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How do I remove my bathroom sink drain stopper for cleaning?

If a stopper does not lift straight out, it is being held in by the horizontal rod. Behind the drain pipe under the sink is a horizontal rod connected to the lift rod via the strap. The horizontal rod is held in place by a nut. Remove the nut and pull the horizontal rod straight away from the pipe about an inch. The stopper should now come free of the
drain.

How do I remove my tub drain stopper for cleaning?

There are two types of tub drain stoppers - lift & turn and toe tap.

Lift and Turn

The lift & turn stopper for the bathtub unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position.

Toe Tap

The toe tap stopper also unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position.  However, the cap may unscrew from the plunger assembly before the entire stopper comes out. In that case, there is a nut that will be exposed and can be used to unscrew the plunger assembly from the drain.


If either of these is "spinning" without unscrewing, the threads are stripped and you would need to exert upward pressure while unscrewing in hopes of uncoupling this from the bath waste. If that doesn't work you would have to unscrew the bath waste flange from the drain pipe.

This will require access under the tub.

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Cleaning model 72173-CZ pop-up drain

How does this unit come apart well enough that it can be cleaned from above?
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Project Type: Replacement
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Iowa City, IA, USA
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Hi Larry,

Thank you for your question. The pop-up stopper unscrews from the flange to allow for cleaning.

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replacing Watt's drain trim to Delta's champagne bronze

My contractor installed Watts 22SN/ORB Cable Drive Style Bath Drain in brushed nickel, but we selected delta's champagne bronze fixtures for rest of the bathroom. can I replace the existing drain and the twist and turn trap (overflow) to any delta parts that match the color of Champagne bronze?
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Hi Mollyboo,

Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet bath waste assemblies are only designed to work with Delta Faucet genuine parts so I cannot guarantee that your parts with work with the Watts assembly. We would recommend replacing your assembly with model RP693CZ which is a toe operated drain.

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Currently we have a drain cap that screws into place. It serves no purpose other than preventing small objects from falling into the drain pipe. If I shave, I cannot fill the sink with water. I must run the water. Is there a replacement drain cap that I can purchase that will function as a stopper? Do I need to replace the entire drain assembly in order to have a push-down stopper? My faucets are all Delta oil-rubbed bronze along with the drain caps. Hoping that I have provided a clear description of my situation. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Age: 55 to 64
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Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 2-5 years
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Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Hi Dom, Thank you for your question. If you currently have a grid strainer drain assembly you would have to change out the whole assembly to convert to a model that allows you to stop the water. We offer several styles of push pop up drain assemblies for vessel sinks with or without overflows. Models include 72172, 72173, 72174, 72175, 72177 and 33W576. All are offered in the (RB) venetian bronze finish.
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looking for tub drain kit oil rubbed bronze

Just purchased Porter model tub/shower assembly and looking for matching Trip Lever Tub Drain Kit in Oil Rubbed Bronze. Is that available to purchase/order?
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Hi Barbara, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not offer any tub drain kit in the oil rubbed bronze finish.
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RP31558 tub drain gasket

I have a RP31558 tub drain and the rubber gasket is torn. How can I get a replacement?
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Ownership: 10+ years
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Hi David C, Thank you for your question. If you need the gasket that is part of the stopper assembly it is not available as a separate item. It can be ordered as part of the RP16686 stopper assembly.
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cut that portion off? Do you have a replacement piece?
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Hi Kateg, Thank you for your question. There is not a way to modify the drain assembly that comes with the Tolva faucet to work with your no overflow sink. We recommend using our model 72172 push pop up less overflow.
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How to install a Delta replacement bathroom sink drain

I have received a Delta bath sink drain replacement part. Are there instructions to install it?
PO # 973 980 6593 253998
SKU RP26533PB
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Hi Jim, Thank you for your question. Attached is a link to the manual for a faucet model that uses the RP26533 drain assembly. Step 3 on page 7 covers the installation.
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Push pop-up drain height adjustment

I have a Delta 72172-SS drain. Due to the bevel of the sink, the drain cap must be partially unscrewed to allow for full travel. Can the height of the internal drain threads be adjusted to allow the cap to be screwed in fully?
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Hi TJ, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately there is not a way to adjust the internal threads on the model 72172-SS drain assembly. Our model 33W576SS push pop drain assembly does not have the larger sized plunger and may work better for your application.
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Don't have model number, but it is about 3 years old. if I look underneath the stopper, there appears to be a set screw on the shaft of the drain stopper. I tried to loosen this screw but it was too tight, or just stuck from years of use.
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Hi Bill, Thank you for your question. There is no adjustment for the stopper on a lift and turn drain assembly.
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Age: 45 to 54
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Hi Brenda, Thank you for your question. You can order a metal pop up assembly as a replacement part. The RP5651 is the pop up assembly and lift rod, the RP26533 is the pop up assembly with no lift rod included. Make sure to order in the appropriate finish to match your faucet.
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