View Full Version : AM STD Tub drain woes...

Spaceman Spiff
02-06-2007, 03:37 PM
I have an American Standard jetted tub and the AS drain kit with all of that complicated linkage ($120). Whenever I turn the knob it works fine... When the wife turns the knob all heck breaks loose and she can't get it to open or close. :( Last time she decided to step on it to close it. Bent the linkage. Had to rip out the tile to access the overflow and attempt the repair. :mad: I was just thinking of all the other tubs in the house with their Watts chrome plug and overflow. Simple, effective, stylish, cheap ($10)...:)

Should I rip out the AS stuff and just put in a Watts? Opinions??? (dunno why I didn't think of this 6 months ago when I was building the house...) Any experiences with these AS drains??

02-06-2007, 03:55 PM
Should I rip out the AS stuff and just put in a Watts? Opinions???

Don't let the wife take baths - tell her she is only allowed showers cause she doesn't know how to operate complicated equipment...LOL
(then run)

Spaceman Spiff
02-12-2007, 11:02 AM
Put in new watco drain, the push pull type. nothing fancy... bring in the wife to show her. I demonstrate "push to close, pull to open" then she tries it and starts twisting it to close it...:rolleyes:

Oh well... can't win them all.

On the plus side I'll be taking a hot jetted bath tonight.:)