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I need to adjust my cable drain stopper. It

I need to adjust my cable drain stopper. It doesn't allow the water to drain as it is to low can I adjust it up?

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  • rchigginsbsw Jul 31, 2010

    Thank you so much for this advice its works great. Also you may consider putting this information within your installation instructions.



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Is this on a tub?

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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    blueextc3221 Jul 30, 2010

    All the cable operated tub drains that I work with are not dependent on
    the length of the cable to determine how far the pop up pops up, but
    instead it is the adjustment at the pop up part of the drain itself that
    is adjustable...see image below.

    Here, pull the stopper/pop up and out of the drain and see if you can
    adjust the overall height as presented below. You may need a pair of
    pliers to hold at the post or hex nut.




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