Before I run to the store and buy a whole kit and/or have to wait until I h
ave access to a tap and die set, does anyone know what thread the typical o
verflow drain trim screw thread is?
I'm looking at something like this
11641 (adapter bar)
What is installed is identical in appearance to the parts shown in the link
above with the exception of the lack of the wording "WATCO" (it even has t
he stamped "CLEANOUT" on the overflow plate.)
basically, I need to remove this and re-gasket it as someone took a big dee
p bath where the water hit the overflow and caused a leak. However when at
tempting to remove the plate, the screw is completely destroyed - once I ba
cked it out a little bit the diameter is so completely destroyed by rust th
at it won't screw out any more so will need to be cut.
I was going to replace it with either a chrome plated brass (if I can find
one) or stainless steel screw to allow more easy serviceability in the futu
re, but need to have the new screw on hand so as not to leave an exposed ov
erflow while sourcing same which will likely cause issues with the design d
I'm assuming that this is a standard thread - maybe 10-24? - but don't know
what it is not being a plumber.
I'm hoping that HD or Lowe's will have the screw but I'm not counting on it
, probably going to have to order from McMaster...