Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 18
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by John Inexpensive Substitute May be Better
Standing in front of this item, looking down at it on the sales rack got me thinking that it is terribly overpriced. That's probably because just like the Jacuzzi/Jet Tubs that require these, sales are probably few and far in between when compared to standard tubs, hence the higher price to pay for the floor/shelf space.
I happen to be handy with small household plumbing work (replacing the toilet, faucet, etc.), so with those few skills, I felt confident I could find the parts I needed to make this work. Turns out, just a few steps away were several PVC tub drain kits with all the necessary parts: drain shoe & stopper, overflow elbow & super thick rubber gasket and overflow cover plate. I picked the one with the push to open, push to close drain, SKU#213357. The only other item needed to complete the adaption was 1-1/2 PVC, which is available in 3-foot lengths for a few dollars. Of course, one should also have handy the tools needed to cut PVC, "Purple Primer" to prep the surfaces for gluing and of course the PVC glue to put the fittings together.
There was just one other thing to consider for my particular installation: after the plumber ran the drain line through the floor, I discovered the toilet was 2-inches too close to the tub to meet building code, so I moved the tub over 2 inches. Problem was, the drain pipe was no longer aligned to the overflow opening, so a standard kit, even the expensive one would not do. The solution was to use a pair of 45 degree elbows to compensate (see pictures). That being said, the total cost without the 45-degree elbows, was $35.82. Call it a night!
September 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Master Good idea product. So far it is working as specified. Pleased with this purchase.
This was a must for our corner whirlpool tub, and possibly other tubs. It gives you 2 inches of extra water. A little pricey for the type of material used in this product.
September 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Deep Soak Drain Not Worth The $
The drain was slightly too small for the deep soak tub. It surprises me they did not design the drain with more expansion capability.
August 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SullyN82 Product looks really nice in the tub
This was a fairly easy installation. I actually had to replace the drain trap to fit this particular piece. Ce La Vie...everything turned out really well.
My only gripe and not a big one at all. The bottom stopper sits close to the drain opening. The drainage is good with the shower, it is a little slow when the faucet itself is running.
October 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DieWutz Drain for American Standard Whirlpool Everclean
The drain was a necessity not a choice. Same comments as others. Drain should be included in tub purchase. But I get it. Can't compare apples to apples if the drain is included in overall cost for tub.
January 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Greg This is not brass
This item may be just fine, but it is not as listed. I just purchased this drain kit #1599 500 020 from Home Depot and found it is not brass. On the Home Depot web site it clearly states this is a "Lifetime Brass Univeral Drain in White." I have not tried to install it as of yet so can not comment on any other part.
February 4, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Knowledgeable1 Disappointed
After spending thousands on a bathroom remodel thinking that I can relax it this whirlpool tub after a stressful day at work, the drain no longer works. After 3 uses, I am highly disappointed with this product after spending so much on the tub. I would like to know if it is repairable. Is there another drain that I can use on it? This is ridiculous!!
November 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ryedog69 HAVE TO HAVE IT.
To expensive but you have to have it for the application. The tail pipe could be longer but i made it work with some extra pipe i had from my old drain.
January 2, 2013