There are a lot of different kinds of bath tub drain stoppers available in the market and it is important for you to figure out which one suits you best and can be easily cleaned, removed and replaced. Due to the diameter of every drain being different and its design it is essential to keep in mind that the stopper you pick will fit it. These bath tub drain stoppers are available at all retail stores, plumbing shops, and bath tub manufactures, too.
The first kind is the toggle drain stopper, also known as a flip it drain stopper. Manufactured in stainless steel, it is permanently fixed into the bath tub. The stopper on it is connected to a toggle switch that is flipped right and left to close and open the water flow.
The second kind is the rubber drain stopper. It is available in a wide range of sizes varying from one inch to five inches and is a portable stopper. It is attached to a pull chain or a rubber grip to pull it out from the rain. If this is the kind you choose remember to store it flat or it will lose its shape and let water pass through the seal.
Another kind of bath tub stopper available in the market is the threaded drain stopper which is made from aluminum and it attaches to the bath tub drain by a threaded extension. A specific bathtub created with the correct threading is needed for these kinds of stoppers. However, a negative aspect to this is the difficulty of screwing it so it is tight enough and that can usually messy and cause a water leakage if not done right.
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A lever drain stopper type is contained in bath tubs with a reciprocal lever mechanism. The drain stopper is connected to a handle on the bathtub that can stop water from draining out and when the handle is pulled, the stopper will lower back into the drain. If the stopper is pushed, it will rise up releasing the water into the drain.
A snug plug drain stopper type is that it abolishes chains and awkward handle attachments. The only negative aspect is that the diameter is one sized, one and a half inch, and can only be used for this sized drain.
A pop up drain stopper type is a stopper that is built into the bath tub itself and works by connection to a knob that is the top of a lift rod and which is further connected to a clevis. If the knob is pushed down the lift rod pushes down sending the pivot rod up and causes the water to be blocked from draining out.
The good news is that they are fairly simple to use as well as installing them as long as you have the right tools and guidelines.
These are generally the available types of stoppers in the market and suits different bath tubs and drains.
Finally, it is very important to know the kind of bath tub you have, the drain it contains and what sort of a stopper you want in it to make your life easy.