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Bath pop up waste problem

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by barneymcgrew, 6 Feb 2010.

  1. barneymcgrew

    barneymcgrew

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    Hi All,

    First post and I'm afraid I need help. We have a new bath pop up waste that's only a couple of months old and has just failed. I can see that the cable is turning fine and some kind of screw is turning in the waste, but it doesn't raise and lower the plug and I can't see how it could as there doesn't seem to be any way it would touch the plug itself. How does the plug itself work, and is there any way of fixing it without taking the whole waste apart? Has something broken off and gone down the waste pipe?

    Thanks for your help.

    BM
     
  2. denso13

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    Plug should have an an adjustable 'bolt' attached to it. Has this maybe come off and gone into the trap, or drain?

    Are there threads on the bottom of the plug where it looks like something should attach?
     
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    If you remove the plug- look down the hole and operate the pop up waste, you should see a small bar moving up and down. This bar pushes on the adjustable bolt as described above.

    Steve
     
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    If you need to replace the bolt in the bottom of the plug, use a stainless steel or brass bolt. A plain steel one will rust very quicky in that environment.
     
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