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how to choose tub drain (don't want the one "recommended")

Posted by kirkhall (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 25, 12 at 19:08

I have decided on a Kohler Expanse tub for my girls' bathroom... But, I don't like the Kohler drains that are "recommended" by one website to be purchased for this tub (girls have long hair--I want a tub with a screen on the top to help "catch" hair).

So, looking through other GW posts, this one came up (see link)

How do I know if it will work? My plumber uses ABS. Do you have another recommendation for "BEST TUB DRAIN"?

Here is a link that might be useful: Gerber waste GW recommended in another post


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RE: how to choose tub drain (don't want the one "recommended")

Just was about to call it a night when I checked bath room forum and saw your post.

Just a heads up, look closely at that Gerber drain design (you might want to go to the Gerber site and find a blow up of it). I newly have that drain and as water cannot run up hill, the water sits at and around the drain requiring you to manually scoop it into the drain holes (hard to do) or wipe it down with paper towel (wasteful). I did not order nor was I asked about this Gerber drain style (was not home when put in) and to replace it with their pop up drain, you need Gerber's special drain removal tool (which most plumbers do not carry on their truck I have found out). This also presents difficulty with potential tub rings if you have hard water. I am pretty fastidious about wiping the accumulated water next to that Gerber drain out daily unfortunately!

Hope this helps.


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