(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: "dummy" overflow gismo in tub

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member valelrie923's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    midvale utah
    Posts
    1

    Default "dummy" overflow gismo in tub

    I live in a 6 year old townhome condominium community so fixtures are new. The overflow drain in the tub in my guest bedroom does not function. It is there with an opening under the round metal gadget but water does not go in, down or out of the tub when filled to the brim. I have tried and so did another resident.

    Is it possible that this is a "dummy" and only looks proper for inspection and passing code regulations? Or is this overflow not required?

    Thank you

    Valerie

  2. #2
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,202
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Or it may be that there is a test plug or cap in the overflow.

  3. #3
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,655

    Default

    Tke the "round metal gadget" off and LOOK at it. Do not be like the Greek philosophers who debated for weeks about how many teeth a horse has, until someone actually opened a horse's mouth and counted them. WE can debate ad infinitum about what you COULD have and NEVER get the right answer until we actually see it.
    Last edited by hj; 08-16-2011 at 06:26 AM.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

  4. #4
    DIY Senior Member BobL43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    1,772

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Tke the "round metal gadget" off and LOOK at it. Do not be like the Greek philosophers who debated for weeks about how many teeth a horse has, until someone actually opened a horse's mouth and counted them. WE can debate ad infinitum about what you COULD have and NEVER get the right answer until we actually see it.
    And so the obvious answer was there all the time.
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

  5. #5
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,202
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    And so the obvious answer was there all the time
    I don't know about obvious.
    Like hj mentions, you can guess, or you can pull the cover off and look.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-16-2010, 11:14 AM
  2. "Machine Gun" or "Thud" and a Weeping Toilet...oh my!
    By maxxis in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-22-2009, 07:38 PM
  3. Water Heater Cold Water Inlet "Overflow"
    By Rod in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 12-28-2008, 06:33 PM
  4. Tub/Shower Overflow "Extra" Pipe
    By oldrivers in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-21-2008, 11:22 AM
  5. Difference between "thinset" and "dryset" mortar...?
    By Fistor in forum Remodel Forum & Blog
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-31-2008, 02:44 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •