Delta Shower Drain


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Delta Shower Drain

I know this is a Delta but don't have the model number.
I'd just like to know if I can remove the part that goes under the cover. I'd have to pry it up and I'm not sure if that's okay.

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If you have a clog they often happen at the "waste tee" in the drawing PJmax posted. You might find it helpful to remove the stopper assembly and you can send your tool down the overflow pipe.
 
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I can see my pictures but not sure you can.
 
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The website is having trouble displaying pictures. Only a few moderators are able to see the photos right now.

No, the brass part underneath the screen is part of the drain assembly. Do not try to remove it as it is attached to the drain piping below. To remove or replace it is sort of a big job and requires access to the plumbing underneath the tub.
 
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Ok, thank you. I've cleaned it out as best I can so guess I can't do anymore with it.
 
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I've posted a basic repro of your image.

Use the thinnest coat hanger you can find. Bend a small hook in the end.
Use that to remove hair that is stuck down in that drain.
It will take a little creative bending but you have to get to the tee point.
Trust me.... I have four sisters and know all about hair clogged drains.


The clog you have will be where the waste tee arrow is pointing.
That's where you need to clean to.

The part you wanted to remove is the drain flange.
 

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Oh, you did not mention you were trying to clean out the drain.

A great little tool is a drain cleaner. Most home centers have them in the plumbing department. It's like a super coat hanger with barbed hooks on both sides. You shove it down into the drain, pull it out, remove yucky stuff and repeat until the drain is clear.
 
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That's a good diagram, helps me visualize things better.
I'll check out that drain cleaner tool.
Thanks.
 
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If you have a clog they often happen at the "waste tee" in the drawing PJmax posted. You might find it helpful to remove the stopper assembly and you can send your tool down the overflow pipe.
 
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There really isn't a stopper assembly - goes back to my original question.
I took the cover off and next is the brass part. I know you probably can't see the pictures I tried to put up.
There is no part to catch anything or remove for cleaning.
I'll have to try a hanger or get that tool.
 
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Does your tub have a lever at the overflow to open or close the stopper like in the left side of this image?
 
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Yes, it looks the most like the left image. This set up is about 10 years old.
 
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With the setup on the left.... two screws hold that lever/plate on.
You take the two screws out and lift that entire assembly out.... carefully.
Then you can clean straight down thru the waste tee.
 
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Ok, I did that and ran a wire down about 16" but very little came out with it. I was hitting something solid down there.
In the meantime I was soaking that whole unit in soapy water. Put it back together and for some reason it's draining much better now. Does that make any sense?
Maybe I somehow pushed something further down.
 
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We mentioned where the clog happens.
It may be just before that corner..... towards the grate.
 
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I didn't find anything bad in there, the weighted thing was soapy, grey in color. Does it seem like I'm done with this for now?
 
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"Does it seem like I'm done with this for now?"
You never told us why you were doing all this in the first place?

If your reason was to clear a clog then how well the tub drains will give you the answer.
 
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Tub was draining slow.
Never really found a "clog".
Cleaned up what I did find.
Works much better.
 
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Are there women there ?
I've never found a slow bathtub drain that wasn't clogged with hair.

As I mentioned.... I have four sisters and their drains get clogged with hair.
One uses the TubShroom.
 
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You are correct. I assume I just remove that cover plate and drop one of those things in, then clean it when necessary.
Much easier to deal with.
What I was trying to find out a couple of posts back is if I've done this correctly, or maybe pushed something into the wrong place and it will mess up something else down that line.
Thank you for your time.
 
 

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