If it is a leak on a drain line it will show up only when the bathtub or shower is in use. The following steps can help confirm that the tub overflow drain is the source of a leak and show you how to repair the problem. When in doubt, it's a good idea to replace the gasket to rule it out as a source of leaking. This is why professionals follow a process of elimination, to allow troubleshooting without having to open ceilings, walls, or floors immediately. Astronaut Images / Caiaimage / Getty Images. $17.64. Perform a quick diagnostic test to confirm that the overflow is the cause of the leak. You may need to cut away caulking from around the overflow plate before it will come off. The overflow drain pipe usually has a little give, and you can push it backwards (away from the tub) gently to gain some space to grab the gasket with your fingers or needlenose pliers. Run water in the tub and look for any water leaking directly below it. Unlike the other type of bathtub drain stoppers on our list, it can be confusing when you want to take out the stopper for cleaning. Pull out the assembly, including the drain plug. If the plate has a stopper assembly, carefully slip the stopper into the overflow pipe and slide the rod down until the plate meets the drain opening. $7.99. As part of a company that delivers water every day through millions of faucets worldwide, Delta provides a lifetime limited warranty on all parts to the original consumer and is … This Danco Single-Hole Bathtub Drain Overflow Plate in Brushed Nickel is designed to prevent water in the bathtub from overflowing. Brand New. But if the fittings on the overflow tube become loose, it can allow water to spill out and drip beneath the tub, where it might even ruin the floor or the ceiling in the room below the tub. There are different types of tub drains to guarantee a proper fit for particular bathtub styles. If there are two screws, tighten them a little bit at a time, alternating back and forth so that the gasket is compressed evenly against the tub. If so, it is an easy fix to replace the entire overflow assembly with new parts. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. DANCO Single Hole Bathtub Drain Overflow Plate with Screw in Chrome (86) Model# 89052 $ 9 48. Artiwell Tip-Toe Tub Trim Set with Two-Hole Overflow Faceplate, Replacement Bath Drain Trim Kit with 2-Hole Overflow Faceplate and Universal Fine/Coarse Thread (BRUSHED NICKEL) Several areas and situations can be the source of a water leak to the floor below from a bathtub or shower. Free delivery with $45 order. 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