Why can't they make sink stoppers like they used to? I remember when I
could twist the sink stopper and lift it out of the sink so that I
could clean that sucker. Now it's locked in and I have to remove the
nut on the pop-up assy (where ever that is). I don't think that makes
cleaning a whole lot easier. Now my husband just pours Drano down the
sink in order to clean out all the hair that is caught in the sink
stopper. I have half a mind to throw out the sink stopper and just get
a rubber plug.
Does anybody know of a manufacturer that makes sink stoppers the right
Googling "rubber sink stoppers" yields a couple of options (in
addition to your neighborhood handware store):
has an apparently indestructible stopper w/chain for $13-something.
Can pick up free at Ace Hardware dealer. Need to specify drain
2. (Amazon.com product link shortened)
Amazon has the flat rubber stopper fir $1.49, but be careful that it
will fit siml. More often used in tubs. Still, who says you can't
trim to size? Am almost sure these can be found at hardware stores.
has every conceivable rubber stopper, but have to order in bulk.
(Mark up the extra and sell to your neighbors <g>
(anybody remember you had to take your own stopper to Russia and
probably other countries way back when, Never understood that!)
You still can. The sinks that I've seen (and
installed) have stopper mechanisms that allow the
stopper to be installed in such a way that the
lever moves the stopper both up and down (normal
way). You can also install the stopper so that
the lever only raises the stopper and the stopper
can be simply pulled out.
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