Re: Overflow Drain Help
There are two basic types that have a lever down the overflow tube The most common is like this one in PVC
as you can see the is a hollow stopper on the end of the link that slides down and blocks the flow from the tube drain. If the linkage is disconnected you may be able to slide a heavy wire with a hook on it down in and hook the stopper and pull it out or if you have access to the trap you can remove it and push the stopper down and out. If the stopper is frozen in place your only choice is to try and get it out.
The other type has a pop-up stopper in the tube drain which has linkage that goes through the drain to the down pipe. On the end of the linkage going down the overflow is a spring like piece the pushes down on the stopper linkage to open the drain. On this type of set up you pull the pop-up out of the tube drain along with it's linkage and then remove the overflow linkage.
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