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Stopper Stopper----don’t let her get away!

     There can be lots of places for leaks to develop under bathroom sinks.  One of the most common places is where the pop-up stopper arm enters the drain.  If the nut that holds this arm in place is too tight, it will be very difficult to move the control arm up and down.  If the nut is too loose the stopper won’t stay in the down position, making it difficult for water to stay in the sink, and small amounts of leaking can be expected.

     When the attachment nut becomes completely detached, as in the following picture, a great deal of leaking can occur.

Stopper arm nut is out of place

 

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Comment balloon 26 commentsCharles Buell • January 28 2009 11:53AM
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