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tyanny 10-22-2007 07:46 PM

Unable to remove/replace tub stopper
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Our tubs have the kind of pop-ups that "Unscrew".
I somehow removed one tub pop-up when trying to remove some hair and am afraid to replace it because I can not see any way to get turning tension on the inner brass post which spins freely inside the half-inch chrome tube.

These are the simple push-pull type, not the pull and twist type which have a small finger on the side which fits in a slot on the chrome tube (that type I understand how to get turning pressure on the inner brass post)

I can't figure out how to get screwing/unscrewing tension on the center brass post of ours. It is Watco patent #4720877. I looked at their patent on the .gov site and that didn't help me either. Please help. It should be a matter of pulling up whilst turning, or pushing down whilst turning, but neither way engages anything on the inner part.

tyanny 10-26-2007 08:19 AM

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Asbestos...I started fiddling with the top part after you said that, and Look what I found - The chrome knurled knob unscrewed from the rest of the chrome portion exposing the center brass rod with a fitting which can be turned with an ordinary seat removal tool. Bingo! (see the second picture) - problem solved, thanks all.

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