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Thread: bathtub drain overflow faceplate replacement

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    Red face bathtub drain overflow faceplate replacement


    I need some assistance on a the faceplate replacement of the tub drain. I have removed the old one, but want to know if I have to pull the assembly out to attach the new one? There isn't enough room for my fingers, the cotter pin and the pliers!! Any suggestions? Do I need to replace the whole linkage assembly?? Thanks

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    DIY scratch-pad engineer leejosepho's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    200 miles south of Little Rock


    Here is a new one I plan to install this evening. Its lever is attached to the faceplace, and the entire assembly is installed or removed together.

    Maybe yours is different, or maybe your lever has come loose from the faceplate?

    Either way, I would assume you should be able to gently pull the entire stopper assembly up and out after the faceplate has been loosed.
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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    New England


    You can usually get the whole assembly out, but since it needs to make a seal, it is a tight fit once it gets all scaled up with soap, hair, and corrosion. Try running some water down there to loosen things up a little, then work it up and down to see if you can get it out.
    Jim DeBruycker
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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014


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