Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 21
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Huaylas Had to return
I had to return this because the black ABS construction is not acceptable for the plumbing code here in the city I live in.
July 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alicia Decent drain but over priced.
Received the drain and it is constructed out of thick plastic which can be adjusted according to where your drain is. however the chrome piece is also just a piece of plastic painted to look chrome which really disappointed me. Installation will depend on your plumbing but we almost needed a plumber to come out and disconnect one of our pipes so that we could fit this drain in as you don't have much room to screw it into place. Thankfully we were able to disconnect the pipe to fit the drain in appropriately and reconnect it! So far it looks great. I can't comment on the function as the bathroom is still under renovations. I will say it didn't get 5 stars due to the price not fitting the quality of the construction in my book.
July 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cliff Nice drain but issues
Bought this for my new Americast tub. The installation was not particularly hard but there is a significant issue to be aware of which resulted in a serious leak. The tee that joins the drain and overflow connects to the final tailpiece with a fine thread and gland nut compression gasket. If you thread the tailpiece all the way in, which seems like the right thing to do, the ABS tee cracks - at least mine did. It was not noticeable when I checked it for leaks after initially installed. Unfortunately it leaked a lot after it was all closed up in the ceiling and in regular service by my tenant. Amazing how much damage can result from a little crack. Had to replace the entire plastic portion with a PVC setup, at 25 dollars, and fix the mess. I really don't like using the cheap brass drains we see today but this ABS unit caused a lot of stress for me. The metal portions, especially the popup drain plug, are very nice and why I recommend but be careful with the tailpiece.
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Great drain
My plumber installed my American Standard Ovation tub today. I ordered the deep soak bath drain so that I could fill the tub way up, which is what this drain allows you to do. My plumber said he filled it almost right to the top of the tub. He did not mention having any issues with installing the drain. I haven't taken a bath yet as we still have to have the tilers come in. But so far I am pleased with the drain. I will update later if I encounter any problems.
October 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rich_Pearse Another deteriorated flange seal, can't get part
Just like other reviews here, the problem is that you can't just get a replacement part for this drain. It's only 2 years old and the rubber seal that slips under the stopper has broken away at the seam. I can't believe you can't just buy a new seal, it would be a simple fix. This is a terrible oversight that really ruins what would otherwise be a very nice product
March 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kidder Attractive
Easy to install. Works great. Looks nice. Love the drain style.
March 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MadameIsDecent Love it, but maintenance is tricky the first time.
I ordered this drain to pair with a new 19 in deep soaking tub and had it professionally installed by a plumber. The plumber had no trouble installing it, even though the tub is slightly curved where the overflow attachment is completely flat.
The plug is a basic pop up plug, but unlike cheaper models, it does not easily come free from the drain or wobble around when when it's in the up position.
The overflow inlet is at the bottom of the chrome overflow cover, but behind the cover is a plastic fitting that blocks off the bottom 2/3 of the drain -- the plastic fitting is bowed out by maybe 1/4 inch so it does not impede the flow of water.
The chrome parts are chromed plastic. It doesn't look cheap, but you have to be careful removing the overflow cover so as not to notch it with your tools and the chromed drain cover will probably break eventually -- this is the reason that it's not worth 5 stars to me, but I guess you get what you pay for.
This drain absolutely does what it says. But in retrospect, we probably could have done without it. As it is, if we plug the tub and run the water until it goes down the overflow, this drain brings the water level to within 1/4 inch of the edge of the tub. Which means that you can't just leave it running and then get into the tub because the water displacement would flood the floor. I'm not in the habit of running the water until it overflows, so for us this drain is like pretty much like not having an overflow hole.
On the bright side, I can now fill the tub way up without having to listen to water trickling down the overflow every time I reach for my cup of tea.
We've had this drain for about three months now and it just clogged for the first time yesterday (I cut my husband's hair and he tried to wash it down the drain). There aren't any clear instructions that I could find online for how to clean the drain, but I'm here to tell you that rotating the chrome plug counter clockwise will eventually work.
There are three different parts that you can unscrew when you rotate counter-clockwise: 1 is the bolt that holds the plug assembly fixed into the drain, 2 is the spring assembly to force the plug up when you push down on it, and 3 is the chrome/plastic cap that you push down on to plug/unplug the drain. Directly under the chrome cap is a brass fitting which is notched for a flat head screw driver that you can use to unscrew or tighten down the plug assembly easily once the cap is off.
However, the parts rotate freely when they're assembled so it took some combination of pushing down and rotating counter-clockwise and pulling up and rotating counter clockwise to get the plug assembly to eventually come free of the drain. Once it was free it was easy to clean out.
After I got the plug assembly out of the drain, I made sure to loosen the chrome cap from the plug assembly (it arrived very tightly screwed on) so that it will be easy to unscrew to get access to the brass fitting for future maintenance.
If you plan to install this drain, I highly suggest that you learn how to free the plug assembly from the drain and loosen up the chrome cap before installing it. It'll save you 20 minutes of twiddling it around in two inches of backed up shower water.
April 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stupid style
Had about 5 years, bought at Home Depot. They do not carry parts for this. Only need toe tapper seal, but have to get assembly. Would recommend if you can get parts
January 1, 2015