Gap between bath and overflow pipe

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Old 11-05-17, 06:38 PM
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Gap between bath and overflow pipe

I need to replace the overflow section of a bathtub.
It had a trip lever that didn't work plus linkage.
Firstly, there's a gap, do I need to silicone this or is there supposed to be a rubber gasket or washer with the lever?
Secondly, what's best to replace this? I was just planning on using a plug so do I just need a cover to allow air flow?
 
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Old 11-05-17, 07:09 PM
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There is supposed to be a thick rubber washer, sometimes wedge shaped to better fit the tub. They make blank (no trip lever) plates that allow for use as an overflow, cost a couple of bucks at most mega mart homecenters.
 
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Old 11-05-17, 07:17 PM
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Yes as Furd states. There is a rubber washer on that brass piece behind the tub.. When you put the two screws to mount the plate it pulls the rubber washer to the back of the tub to make a seal...


Is the washer still good? Or is it dry and shot... maybe replace washer...

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Old 11-05-17, 11:22 PM
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That washer is probably not good but I meant the gap between bath liner and the pipe immediately at the front of the hole.
 
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Old 11-06-17, 05:52 PM
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I meant the gap between bath liner and the pipe immediately at the front of the hole.

So do I. The overflow pipe/flange will move back (away) from the tub slightly and you then work the new gasket in place between the tub and the flange. Don't let it fall out. Attach the face plate and it draws the flange inwards to the tub. All done.
 
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