Bath tub drain options

I'm ready to install a new Jacuzzi bath tub and looking at the options for drain hardware. Lots of plastic ones, but also brass, so that's one variable. Also, there's the matter of how the plug works. The old lever style is still around, but also there's the newer cable pull style. Any pros or cons I should consider in making the choice?
TIA
Ed
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"Jag Man" wrote

Gerber cable. About $100 & up, depending on finish.
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You may get as many choices as you do responses.
I personally prefer the pop up style or twist and drop that is completely self contained because there are less parts to collect hair balls and soap scum. Actually there are none.
The old lever style are hair balls waiting to happen. The worst of the bunch are the ones with the cork screw on the end.
As for material, your choice of finish on the visible surface and heavy weight glued PVC under the floor is my choice. I have experienced far fewer problems with these than any other style. Most likely you won't have any problems other than hair balls for 7-10 years no matter what you choose.
Colbyt
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Jag Man wrote:

Depending on the construction details, PVC might avoid a problem we have. The brass drain in a friend's rental place tends to freeze during really cold nights in spite of all the insulation. I don't think PVC would do this.
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Cables and levers jam and fail. They also catch hair and cause clogs The pop-ups are good but eventually the spring will break.For ease of use & durability I prefer the twist & drop stopper. Todd
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"ToddWiedeman" wrote in message

Absolute nonsense.
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