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
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
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.
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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