How to install a pop up Sink Drain Stopper?
how to replace a sink stopper
First step Removing old Sink drain Some sinks toppers can be removed by hand,
without the need of special tools or equipment.
Grab the new push pop up drain stopper,
lift and twist, If the topper does not come out, continue to.
Step 2. Remove Items Under Sink Before working under your sink, remove the sink cabinets of its contents, so you can more easily move around
underneath If there's not enough light in your bathroom, use a flashlight,
Step 3. Find Horizontal Plunger Rod The first step to removing your sink stopper requires that drain pipe you find then remove the horizontal rod.
This rod connects the stoppertothe strap, which is apiece of metal with holes. If it's too dark to see, use flashlight to help with the search.
Step 4. Metal Clip Once the rod has been located in the strap,
you'll see the rod is held in place with a metal clip, Remove the clip
so that the horizontal rod and strap are no longer connected. Be sure to remember which hole the rod was in. Or better yet, take a photo!Tip: Place the clip somewhere it will not get lost,
Step.5 Remove Pivot Nut At the other end of the horizontal rod, there is a piece called the pivot nut that is still attached to the sink drain,
Before you unscrew and remove the pivot nut entirely, get a bucket or a bowl and place it directly underneath to catch any water that may come out.
If you can't unscrew the nut with your hand, awrench , plumbing wrench or plier may be needed
Step.6 Remove Sink Stopper Now that the horizontal rod and pivot
nut have been removed, you should be able to remove the sinks to pperby hand. Simply pull it out.
The stopper may be covered in build up and gunk, so while it's out, definitely clean it thoroughly, use hand tightened bottom of the sink holding the drain
Step.7 Clean Sink Stopper To clean a sink stopper,you have many options. There are also drain cleaning tools you can use, as well as drain openers.
Pull off the gunk by hand.Run it under warm to hot water and wash with soap.For most bathroom sinks,the drain stopper apparatus is a pop-up assembly drain that works by means of a small vertical rod attached to a pivot rod below the sink.
This lift rod slides up and down through a small hole in the back of the faucet body. The pivot rod moves a linkage inside the drain tailpiece, lifting or lowering the stopperas
needed.You'll need to install new push pop up drain stopper whenever you install a new sink. And sometimes when you are installing a new faucet, it may come with a stopper assembly that needs to be swapped out with the old stopper Finally, if a sink drain begins to leak, you can buy a new drain stopper assembly to replace the old faulty one.
Installation of a pop up drain stopper is usually fairly straightforward and simple, but occasionally the process can become a little more complicated due to variations in the fixture or fittings.
Before You BeginSinkstoppersare available in different metal finishes for the visible draining and stoppermatch whatever faucet hardware you have,
The lower drain assembly can be made of durable metal or less expensive plastic.
Professional plumbers sometimes feel that metal assemblies are preferable, but plastic pop-up drain assemblies are generally fine for DIYers,
though they can be slightly prone to breakage if you over-tighten the nuts during installation.In addition to the traditional pop-up stoppers
that use a lift rod, pivot rod, and internal ball to lift and lower
the stopper, there are now spring loaded sinks toppers that have none of these pivot parts. These stoppers resemble the type of drain stopper now very popular for bathtubs.
These spring loaded stoppers open and close simply by pushing down on the stopper from inside the sink;one push down causes the stoppertolock in
the closed position, the next push releases the stopperand allows
the internal spring to push it back up to the open position. These stoppers are worth considering, as they are quite easy to install.They do, however,
require the user to reach through standing water to release the stopper and drain the sink,
Tip: When professionals are installing complete bathroom sink and faucet assembly, they often do the work while the vanity top is still removed
from the base cabinet.
It's much easier to attach the faucet and various drain parts during this time, while you have open access. However, in many
situations you'll be installing the stopper assembly on asinkand
countertop that's already in place usually working from below the sink,
inside the vanity cabinet, which can be a little more difficult due to the limited access.
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