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Tub Drain Installation Instructions

drainInstalling bathtub drains is crucial to keep your bathroom hardware functioning smoothly. There are various drain types that can be installed of which trip lever types are the most common. The lift-and-turn type is also incorporated in some bathtubs.

  • First start with the installation of the overflow pipe. The upper opening of the overflow pipe should be topped with a rubber gasket. Then, align the bathtub drain holes with the tub's bottom drain tailpiece.
  • Apply a thick layer of plumber's putty to the bottom of the tub drain flange. Make sure you clean any putty that is on the bathtub so it doesn't set on the tub's surface.
  • Slide the drain flange into the tub hole. Screw it in place with the opening of the drain tailpiece. Ensure that it fits snugly but not too tight, as you may have to make adjustments to it later.
  • Once you have bought the trip lever drain hardware for the bathtub, read the manual to assemble the pop-up drain stoppers and trip lever components. Be sure to not connect the stopper to the bathtub. Simply attach the components as instructed by the manufacturer so they can be tightened later on.
  • Insert the trip lever assembly into the tub's overflow hole. Secure the screw on the trip lever assembly so it is attached to the overflow cover plate in the bathtub. Then, locate a link in the trip lever assembly's bottom surface to connect the pop-up stopper, and tighten it.
  • Now tighten the remaining pieces and screws with the help of a screwdriver. Be sure to check for gaps or loose pieces while you are assembling the remaining hardware for the tub drains. Test the drain by running the water. See if toggling the drain lever facilitates the water to drain and pool correspondingly.

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