How To Replace A Pop Up Sink Drain

When the rod engages the pop-up stopper, you’ll see the stopper bob up and down in the sink bowl.

If the handle falls under its own weight or feels sloppy, tighten the pivot nut washer slightly for a firmer feel.

Check all joints for leaks and tighten the nut(s) as needed to stop any leaks.

Toilet tissue is an excellent leak detectors: wipe around the plumbing to find any non-obvious leaks.

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The spring clip is adjusted to change the effective lever arm length of the 6 inch pivot rod.

I have tried tightening it normally, very tight, and not so tight.

Really, this job is very simple and it should not be leaking… but it is.

Everything went smoothly except that the sink leaks at the rubber gasket where the pop up assembly meets the sink.

I initially tightened the lock nut to what should be sufficient… it leaked.

Removed the drain, cleaned all surfaces again, reinstalled it and it still leaked, maybe a drop or two every couple of minutes.

Firmly screw the lower pipe into the center drain body by hand.

But that is where it leaks from so he has to keep tightening and it either breaks, and we go buy another, or it leaks.

Over tightening the pivot nut will crush and deform the plastic washers causing a leak in addition to making it difficult to move the pivot rod via the faucet lift handle.

I think the plastic drain just isn’t strong enough and may warp causing a leak.

It’s not plastic and the part that is leaking, where the threaded joint meets the tailpiece, is not a part you tighten.

This is my second attempt and the second time that the piece has leaked in the same spot.

The pivot rod is not long enough to reach back to where the strap attached to the pull up rod.

I thought the entire flange is chrome plated and there are no abrasions so why would it rust.

Are the pop ups iron core with a finish on top of is this water dissolved iron?

Many times people installing a sink drain will apply too much plumber’s putty, to the point that they block the drain opening for the sink overflow.

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It turns out that the previous homeowner had done this on all on all four lavatory sinks in the house.

My belief is the plastic drain with a plastic lock nut isn’t strong enough to evenly seal the rubber gasket against the sink bottom, the lock nut warps and the gasket leaks.

So often explanations leave out finer details, resulting in disaster.

The drain overflow holes are for sinks with an overflow outlet (hole) near the top the bowl.

The pivot ball to enable the rotation of the pivot rod as it actuates the pop-up stopper.

The two tapered washers are necessary for a water tight seal and smooth movement of the pivot rod.

Insert the rod at a slight downward angle to catch the pop-up stopper.

Do not over tighten or you risk crushing the plastic ball washers.

The rod should move smoothly but stay in position when released.

The 2nd or 3rd hole in the extension rod is normally the best choice for adjust the height of the pop-up stopper.

My favorite leak detector is a piece of toilet paper to locate the smallest of leaks.

Thanks for such clear explanations and great pictures!

Do you have a clearance problem where the end of the pivot rod is bumping the back of the sink cabinet?

I have tried alot of different fixes, but it continues to leak.

Adjusting the pop-up stopper so it raises a bit higher above the sink drain often solves the problem so the bubble can pop and start the water flowing.

It leaks through the gasket at the outer edge and not at the threads of the pop up assembly.

The pipe threads are very fine and will not accept teflon plumber’s tape.

Also check the pivot nut washer is present and installed correct so it conforms to the pivot ball.

You can buy new parts at the home improvement store.

With the delta replacement it is a one piece and be careful when tightening to keep it straight.

Later, when water fills the sink and flows into the overflow hole(s), it is trapped and cannot drain out.

It’s not only important to avoid blocking the overflow drain opening with plumber’s putty, but also to make sure that the opening is clear in case it was blocked previously.

I discovered this problem because of a bad smell in the bathrooms of our house that was driving me crazy.

You so much for helping others, speaks volumes about you!

If the water level rises too high it will run out through the bowl overflow through a channel inside the bowl to the drain overflow holes, then down the drain pipe.

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When your kitchen or bathroom countertops are starting to look tired and worn, it’s time for a change.

It pays to know how much the work costs before shopping for quotes.

To keep costs down, you have the option of refinishing the counters yourself, in which case you only have to pay for your materials and equipment.

Refinishing materials include laminate, epoxy, paint and peel-and-stick vinyl.

It’s possible to refinish any type of countertop as part of remodeling your kitchen.

The lower costs mean you have more options for choosing the look and feel of your counters, and you may have enough left in your budget to upgrade sinks and other fittings to match the new style.

All you need to do is purchase suitable materials and tools, and then set aside a day or two to get the job done.

Many contractors guarantee their work, and they are usually in a position to negotiate trade deals with suppliers, which brings down overall costs.

Remove all of the old caulk from around the edges of the sink and walls.

Sand the surface with 100-grit sandpaper to ensure good paint adhesion.

Apply each layer of paint before the last is completely dry.

Replacing counters is a costly endeavor, but in many cases, you have the option of refinishing the counters, making them look brand new and extending their life by 10 years or more.

If you need help along the way, we can get you in touch with local countertop professionals near you.

It’s possible to save from 30% to 70%, with bigger savings from people who do the work without the aid of a professional.

Doing the work yourself is much cheaper than employing a professional, but the lack of a guarantee and the possibility of mistakes means that it’s often more cost-effective to employ a contractor to get the job done correctly.

Countertop refinishing is a cost-effective way to revive your kitchen or bathroom by restoring damaged units.

Refinishing also takes less time, so the amount of disruption in your home is minimal.

Hot pans and sharp knives quickly take a toll, making it essential to use chopping boards and trivets whenever possible and to keep the surfaces clean.

Unusual or rare colors are often more expensive, causing your project budget to escalate.

However, if you lack confidence or experience, it’s often better to hire a contractor.

Add at least two additional layers of paint, in lighter shades, using a sponge to create a mottled effect.

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Apply at least two acrylic polyurethane topcoats with a foam roller.

When possible, get at least three quotes; but remember that the cheapest quote is not always the best option.

Looking for accurate quotes on your kitchen project?

Three years, 2 cookbooks, and 23 mediocre marble cakes later, here we are.

Let’s walk through the steps real quick so you know exactly what you’re doing in the kitchen.

The first thing we’re going to do is prepare a basic yellow cake batter (photo above, right).

Buttermilk (an acid) is usually paired with baking soda, but the purpose of buttermilk in this marble cake recipe isn’t for its acidity.

Like most traditional cakes, creamed butter and sugar is the base of the entire marble cake.

All you’ll do is melt the chocolate and stir it into 1 cup of the yellow batter.

The haphazardness of the batters swirled together makes the cake extra charming.

The cake layers take anywhere from 22-27 minutes, give or take.

Once the cakes are baked and cooled, it’s time to assemble and frost.

It’s made several appearances in both cookbooks and on my blog as well.

With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed in a large bowl until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.

Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed.

Melt 4 ounces of chocolate in the microwave, stopping and stirring every 20 seconds until completely smooth.

Remove cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely in the pans set on a wire rack.

Top with 2nd cake and spread the remaining frosting all over the sides and top.

Frosted cake can be frozen up to 2 months; thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.

Simply layer a spoonful of each batter into the cupcake wrappers, filling each only halfway.

I highly advise you use buttermilk in this marble cake recipe, low fat buttermilk or full fat buttermilk works.

Hershey’s cocoa powder but also have used ghirardelli cocoa powder and a few others with equal success!

I am baking cupcakes for a child’s birthday party tomorrow, will this be enough frosting for 24 cupcakes?

I had my family taste it they all were polite but said it had no flavor.

Also, do you need to spray pam and flour the cake pans or use parchment paper on the bottom?

I wanted to publish a marble cake in my first cookbook but couldn’t perfect a recipe in time.

All-purpose flour will make your cake heavy, dense, and bread-like.

Even though we will be using buttermilk as the liquid in the batter, we are using baking powder.

You’ll have 4 egg whites leftover, so make yourself a super healthy egg white omelet to balance out all the slices of marble cake you’ll be eating.

Once the yellow cake batter is prepared, set 1 cup of it aside.

We’re talking the real chocolate, not chocolate chips or even cocoa powder.

Pure chocolate makes the chocolate swirls taste like decadent chocolate cake.

It’s like the old-fashioned chocolate buttercream my grandmother used to make.

There’s a reason this cake took me so long to perfect… it’s all in the precision and ratio of specific ingredients and mixing techniques.

Add the granulated and brown sugars and beat on high speed for 3-4 minutes until creamed.

With the mixer running on low speed, add the eggs then the egg yolks one at a time, then add the vanilla extract.

With the mixer running on low speed, add the dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk and mixing each addition just until incorporated.

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Pour chocolate into the 1 cup of yellow batter you set aside and stir until combined.

Bake the layers for 22-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one cake comes out clean.

During bake time, loosely cover the cakes with aluminum foil if you find the tops are browning too quickly.

Once added, increase to high speed and beat for 3 full minutes.

Taste the frosting and add a pinch more salt if it’s too sweet.

Cover any leftover cake and store at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

This cake can be baked into one 9×13 pan for about 35 minutes, give or take.

Once sifted (imperative to sift), you can use in the recipe.

The amount of batter you need depends on how much batter your pan holds.

I made my normal recipe which is a box hybrid (wasc for vanilla using buttermilk and sour cream and chocolate using coffee with melted chocolate for liquid).

I heard back from the bride’s family who said it was the best cake they had ever eaten.

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They have lowered the price to be more competitive, the way the software has been set up the manual is the help ?

His idea of how his sales people work also appears quite different to reality.

I know they last for ages, but they do occasionally get dropped, and at these prices that’s not so bad.

I would however try contacting type3 from their web site to see if they will give you any support.

The back side of the dongle has a port to attach a printer cable to.

I went throw the normal software bob cad, x cad, surf cad, alpha cad and master cad.

The people that supplied you with your router, and type3 should have supplied you with a post processor for the machine, if they haven’t and type3 is genuine you may be able to get some support from them.

But look in those areas for a figure of 100 change it and see what happens.

It would be nice if they sent someone an instruction set for their post processor that we might all share (one can always hope).

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It’s not a complete set, but at one time it must have been service for 12.

They are in excellent condition–no chips, flaked paint, etc.

It’s a table lamp made of brass and the shade is stained glass with green, brown and white colors.

The front of the stove has doors and appears to look like a regular oven.

There is also a water resevoir on the right side of the stove.

It also has ball and claw feet, with the ball made out of glass.

The plates are primarily white, with a raised texture pattern around the edges.

My grandmother says the pattern is fairly old, but she can’t remember the name of it.

The trunk is in excellent shape as we have used it for a tv stand for 20 years.

It has a metal ‘grid’ that attached to both sides of the shelves that allowed it to move.

I have been looking for additional and replacement pieces (ie a lid for a serving dish is missing) but have had no luck.

The lighter carved bells are attached on top of the solid wood leaf and bell brooch.

It is a small, woman’s size uphoulstery and dark wooden chair.

These pieces are a pale blue on the outside, white on the inside with pink roses.

The pieces include a covered casserole, teapot, and serving bowl.

They are 2 1/2″-3″ tall with details such as hair and musical instruments painted in in black and gold.

They made cast iron fireplace inserts in the 19th or early 20th centuries.

There is also a blue flower pattern covering the top quarter of each plate.

My grandmother owned this as early as the 1950’s, and now unable to talk and tell me about it.

Curious as to how old this piece might be and it’s approximate value.

It is covered in black leather with metal around all the edges and leather straps.

The owners had an old kitchen table that converted over to a 5 shelf bookcase when uprighted.

It has a crown resting on a snake in the shape of a pretzel.

A lighter wood is carved into dimensional bells with 2 brass tacks for the ringers placed in the center of the bottom of each bell.

The back has a lever on either side which allows the back to recline to a couple of positions.

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As pointed out on another thread it looks as though reliability is dependant on good installation and not trying to run it like a home heating system.

That said all the heaters need to be installed correctly to be trouble free, frankly a lot of installs leave a lot to be desired which can lead to the many problems and bad press.

If you want to use a room thermostat get a programmable one which has the ability to control the minimum burn time and number of cycles per hour.

The bubble only has a pressed steel bottom, no air regulation etc.

Produces stacks of heat, little dust, and the fuel is out of sight and not all over the roof etc.

I do not know of any history before we owned the boat, but in our time, about 22 months, we have had to replace the boiler which had cracked.

Called in the local boat yard who claimed to know about these things.

It just runs at full power to heat the fin rads and heat the water.

Basically, every component that can fail has failed!

Failing that maybe just hook up the eber to the calorifier alone for summer water heating, and see how things go from there.

So much depends on them being correctly fitted and correctly used.

I wont jinx mine by saying anything but my friend has the same model and after 2 years use as a liveaboard is in excellent condition.

Secondly if you do install with a timer/programmer make sure that it has the facility to run the unit for a minimum of 1 hour each time it starts, again to ensure the unit is getting hot enough to keep it clean burning.

I think it is related to the shut down or glow plug voltage.

Maybe it froze in the cold winter before we bought her?

Cleaned it all out, cleaned the commutator, dripped a little oil on the bearings, re assembled and she has now run well for a couple of weeks.

Once it is up to temp it goes into low power mode and we will leave it there for up to 1 hr.

This will help stop carbon accumulating in the combustion chamber.

So much depends on them being correctly fitted and correctly used.

Those programmable timers are great until the heater stops working, and then the timer is a complete waste of time!

I could have rescued some bits if some of these posts are right!).

It’s the operating voltages and also the cut in and cut out temperatures for the burner.

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While a lot of homeowners waste no time to outfit their homes with advanced burglary prevention systems, cameras, and fire safety measures, it is often the small things that remain neglected.

A lot of these products have harsh chemicals and can give off emissions that can harm your family with long-term exposure.

Painting is something that can bring about a lot of change in your home.

It can also provide a lot of much-needed protection to the surfaces in your house and also specific items of furniture.

Over time, these ingredients can cause toxic fumes to be emitted.

These compounds are largely responsible for the unhealthy fumes that emanate from a number of paints.

The best way to avoid the ill effects of these compounds is to understand what they are and how they can affect your home life.

Similarly, for new parents, choosing a safe paint option is essential for the maintenance of good child health.

My parents taught me how to transform homes and what to look for when it comes to home repair.

Having a home you can call your own puts you in touch with a number of opportunities to improve your quality of life and have all the amenities and luxuries you want on hand.

You would definitely be responsible for the safety, security, and well-being of your family members and there is a lot you can do in these areas as well to bring about marked improvements.

Air quality inside your home is definitely something you should think about and this is where priming and painting can become a major issue.

There can be a number of benefits from a fresh coat of paint.

Picking out paint is in itself an important task and there are things you should know to make informed decisions.

These products can definitely help you achieve all you want to with painting projects without exposing your family to health risks.

When you travel south to visit your daughter in college, the one sawmill along the way has always been fascinating.

There are many things that can go into this, from the way you maintain your home, keeping it clean.

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Should i look for a standard motor or specialty motor for power equipment?

However, with my current motor, the surge protector used to constantly trip when the friction on the blade increased.

I am afraid that going to more horse power will increase the amperage; on the other hand, having a more powerful motor may, in my opinion, minimie the power surges as the blade should handle the rock easier.

I do want the motor to have anough capacity in case the blade gets stuck but at the same time i dont want to trip the breaker.

I will look at motors where the higher number for 110 volts is under 20ampers.

I feed my rock into the blad e at about 1 inch per 5 minutes.

I don’t think those spikey transients can do much to a 3/4 hp motor.

It may be undersized for the current dreaw of the motor and that is why it is tripping out when you get a load on it.

I feed my rock into the blade at about 1 inch per 5 minutes.

I go even slower for certain rocks like psilomelane (a manganese oxide jasper).

Now a motor used to run a compressor will have a capacitor because the compressor will reqiure a lot of torque to get started.

When the motor has cooled (could take several hours) you push the switch in to reset it.

Mike, its not necessarily the hardness of a rock that dictates how fast you can cut it.

Generally there is a 3 inch collar on the arbor that the blade fits on that results in a 7 1/2′ cut.

The site mentions a kit but does’nt show a kit price, just a price for the complete saw, blade and motor included.

You may want to e-mail them and get there broshure on the saw.

Many motors can be wired for operation at 110 volts or 220 volts.

I would think that thermal protection reset button would be a good idea.

I think a single capacitor motor would be more than adequate for your operation.

Some motors say they have thermal protection, but no button.

My electric feed motor moves pretty fast for rocks that are too big, but i also have a pneumatic drive which i am trying to adjust now so i will try to go slower.

A gutsier motor might help some of the problems, but not all.

Some of it could also come from a worn out blade and/or too high a material feed rate.

First, asurge protector protects electronic equipment from transient spikes of high voltage that can damage sensitive electronic stuff like computers etc.

Also is that surge protector rated for the current draw of a motor.

I can change my feed rate on the feed motor by changing the pully size.

I may have over simplified some things out of my own ignorance.

If the switch doesn’t stay in the motor has’nt cooled enough.

While a softer stone may smear and coat the diamond faces in a saw blade blinding them and preventing further grinding/cutting action.

Unfoutunately the company that made and sold the kit disappeared about 20 years ago.

Also, note that an 18 inch saw will only allow a 7 1/2″ depth of cut.

Some people use a 4-5 inch stiffener/washers on each side of the blade that would reduce the depth of cut even more.