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type of stopper (bath) (by J [FL]) Jun 19, 2019 3:02 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by fred [CA]) Jun 19, 2019 3:46 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by Steve [MA]) Jun 19, 2019 4:40 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by razorback_tim [AR]) Jun 19, 2019 6:07 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by DJ [VA]) Jun 19, 2019 8:46 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by DJ [VA]) Jun 19, 2019 8:47 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by Tim [IN]) Jun 19, 2019 9:36 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by DON [PA]) Jun 19, 2019 11:12 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by small potatoes [NY]) Jun 19, 2019 11:14 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by RR78 [VA]) Jun 19, 2019 11:14 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 20, 2019 12:04 AM
       type of stopper (bath) (by elliot [RI]) Jun 20, 2019 6:56 AM
       type of stopper (bath) (by J [FL]) Jun 20, 2019 7:04 AM
       type of stopper (bath) (by Vee [OH]) Jun 20, 2019 12:15 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by JP [CA]) Jun 20, 2019 12:25 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by RR78 [VA]) Jun 20, 2019 4:01 PM
       type of stopper (bath) (by J [FL]) Jun 20, 2019 5:02 PM

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type of stopper (bath) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 3:02 PM
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I'll be replacing the drain assembly for the new bath. Is there a consensus on whether the trip lever or the toe stopper is better in a rental? Thanks.

--72.188.xx.xxx




type of stopper (bath) (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 3:46 PM
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I don't think it matters much.

Personally I prefer the toe stopper, because I've had my share of malfunctioning trip levers in my life.

BTW, which tub did you get?

--99.59.x.xxx




type of stopper (bath) (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 4:40 PM
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I prefer the brass trip lever style that I get at my local supply house. FYI if you go with the Kohler Sterling tub & want a trip lever style, make sure you get one that fits these deeper tubs. --96.237.xx.xx




type of stopper (bath) (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 6:07 PM
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Seems like tenants are hard on the toe stoppers. Including frequently breaking the cross in the flange. That being said they aren't that difficult to replace if you've got the right tools. --70.178.x.xx




type of stopper (bath) (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 8:46 PM
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None.

The stoppers in the drain always collect hair, cause clogs, then break.

I prefer to have them use a removable rubber stopper - if they ever want to soak rather than shower. --68.10.xxx.x




type of stopper (bath) (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 8:47 PM
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None.

The stoppers in the drain always collect hair, cause clogs, then break.

I prefer to have them use a removable rubber stopper - if they ever want to soak rather than shower. --68.10.xxx.x




type of stopper (bath) (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 9:36 PM
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I personally like the toe stopper. With that said, I have to clean it every other month and remove hair. Be a nightmare in a apartment... Constant calls. --107.77.xxx.xx




type of stopper (bath) (by DON [PA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 11:12 PM
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i'm with dj. the simpler, the better. --73.141.xxx.xx




type of stopper (bath) (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 11:14 PM
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I have a toe stopper in one apt and it was confusing the tenant at first. Have so many tenants w/ long hair that I wind up giving them the mushroom rubber hair catcher, so I could see where a toe stopper would get clogged easily.

That said the the trip levers can be problematic. I had one come apart and it took some time to realize the tub was not clogged and fish it out. hey sometimes make a tub drain slow if they don't rise up enough in the open position. --24.194.xx.xx




type of stopper (bath) (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2019 11:14 PM
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For years we have used the trip lever.

The strainer cover seems to help stop hair so no clogs.

Years ago I had a couple plumbers tell me it was rare for them to get a call on the trip lever type of drains for a clogs.

And it seems to have been true at least for us. Very rare, maybe twice in past 30 years.

We use the Gerber brand just for tub drains. Seems a little better quality than most. And with plumbing items we like to stick with the same brand on each item for all rentals.

They also make a standard one. But also a taller model when we use the deeper vikrell tubs.

We used to use the all brass models. But in the past 20 years switched to the PVC model and they are just as good. --73.152.xx.xxx




type of stopper (bath) (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2019 12:04 AM
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When a handyman or plumber remove the trip lever in the waste and overflow of the bathtub to snake out the drain, Many times the gasket for the overflow falls inside the wall and leaks start to occur when the bath water get to the overflow (trip handle) level.

Which ever system you replace your Waste-And-Overlflow, it should be the type when you remove the top lever, the gasket and housing are still connected to the tub so leaks do not occur. --47.156.xx.xx




type of stopper (bath) (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2019 6:56 AM
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another vote with DJ. I made a point of taking the stopper away. let them figure out how to use a tub (rubber stopper) --108.34.xxx.xx




type of stopper (bath) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2019 7:04 AM
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"BTW, which tub did you get?"

Fred I finally decided to spend a little extra on a cast iron tub for this place because I'm planning to hold onto this house for a long time and don't want any issues. Thanks to everyone who gave advice about the bathtub on the other thread.

--72.188.xx.xxx




type of stopper (bath) (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2019 12:15 PM
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I hope you use something to catch the hair and toothpaste caps, otherwise you will be paying for drain snaking often as the protection has been lost. --76.188.xxx.xx




type of stopper (bath) (by JP [CA]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2019 12:25 PM
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Once you've had to pull out a tub to locate a loose trip-lever bucket you will NEVER use them again..... We rehabbed 24 + units to all toe stoppers in 2015 - then in 2017 I pulled out all the stoppers and replaced them with a product called TUBSHROOM and did an addendum that they must use them in the tubs and any clogs from hair etc after that - they pay the full plumber bill.

NO MORE CLOGS IN TUBS since !!!!!

I love this product - and if they lose it or need another it is inexpensive to replace- --71.202.xx.xxx




type of stopper (bath) (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2019 4:01 PM
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That TUBSHROOM does seem like a great idea.

But I can see my tenants with kids losing it when they remove for cleaning. Or leaving it out when they have to switch to a tub stopper for a bath.

I never had a problem losing the plug barrel in the drain line. This cant happen with the gerber. Barrell will not fit past the stopping point.

But guess could be possible with some of the cheaper made brands I have seen.

Mainly with plumbing. I have always found cheap means you pay more in the long run.

--73.152.xx.xxx




type of stopper (bath) (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2019 5:02 PM
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Thanks I'm going to look into the PVC Gerber drain rough in. The brass one was a bit expensive. --72.188.xx.xxx



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