How Do You Remove A Bathtub Stopper?

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According to Lowe's, there are five basic types of tub drains: foot lock, roller ball, lift and turn, pop-up and plunger. Identifying which type you have is the first step to removing the stopper in your bathtub. Don't worry; this article will cover all five types of drains. If your tub does not have a trip lever, it is either a roller ball, foot lock or a lift-and-turn tub drain. If your stopper is smooth with out a handle in the center, it is a foot-lock drain. If it has a handle in the center and you must push it down and pull it up, it is a roller-ball drain. Twist-and-turn drains look similar to roller-ball drains, but they require you to twist the stopper in different directions to open or close it. If your tub has a trip lever that allows you to raise or lower the stopper from the overflow plate, it uses either a pop-up or a plunger drain. Pop-ups have a visible stopper; plunger drains do not. With the stopper in the "up" position, grasp the body of the stopper and turn ... more
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