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Pop up drain stopper replacement by froggy

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hi guys and gals froggy here I'm gonna get you caught up to speed I was replacing this pop-up because they get rusty around the edges here I'll show you one that's rusty so that's because the original ones this is about 15 years ago were made from the head metal that would rust in this this piece here not this but this piece here and the ones that make now are plastic with this you know chromey looking finish on it which is also a plastic some kind of plastic it's it's like you see on bumpers on cars now or grills on cars they're not metal anymore they're plastic they don't rust and they save weight anyway I decided to shoot this for you but I've got it half way done but I'm gonna review for you what I did so you know first thing get all your junk out from underneath the sink you have to take the trap off and the the these are plastic now if your metal it's a whole different ballgame but you have to take this off that part there is going to be filled with water so catch the water with a towel or a basin and take this off and put it out of the way and that gives you access to the the pop-up assembly which is here's the old one right here now to get this off you just unscrew this piece this is this is a pipe extension piece you unscrew that from the top part of the pop-up and then the hard part is hold on so here's the hard part this has to come off and it's going to be well not corroded but it's going to be stuck on there pretty tight this is on the top half of your ceramic Basin and this is on the bottom half so if you hit a reach one arm on the top and one on the bottom you've got to hold this so that it doesn't turn while you're turning the part on the bottom so what I did was I took a screwdriver and there's a hole here you can put the screwdriver through the hole and then also you put it into the overflow of the there's a hole down here it's not a hole it's really kind of a slot but anyway you're just jamming this so that it won't twist I think you I think you get the picture so you hold this with your left hand I suppose if if your right handed person you want the strong hand underneath and then on the bottom you just twist with your hand and you may get to the point as I did where you need a channel lock to get the final few turns because it just it's really tight let me show you a channel lock thank you there's there's the channel locks so just use that to get a grip on the bottom part for whatever you need you may be needed for the whole thing I don't know but once that bottom piece comes off then the whole thing comes out then get some comment and a little scrubbing pad and you're gonna clean up the rust that's all around here and you can see this is a glazed ceramic so it's it's pretty good it'll clean up pretty good even if it's been rusty for years and that's that's how clean I was able to get it and then you're ready to install the new one basically yeah now show you step by step how you install the new one and back you'll meet some plumbers putty okay there's probably no substitute so don't try to use something else plumbers putty and you're gonna make this into like a little circle like a snake wraps around here and you're gonna put it right there I'll show you when I'm finished and that's to seal this because this won't seal without the plumber's putty now you're gonna unscrew this top piece and there I've got all the putty on there there's way too much putty but I don't be stingy with it what you don't need will just squish out of the way when you tighten it up so this is gonna go on the top here and we're gonna stick this up from underneath and screw it onto this and I'll show you that once I get it started okay we're underneath now and so the final turn which is maybe even just a half a turn you need to make sure that this part here that it's called a pivot pivot connection or something like that a pivot connection it's pointed towards the wall because that's where your pop-up rod is going to come down so point that towards the wall and then tighten this up you know a half a turn or maybe a full turn and yeah right about there this doesn't have to be really really super tight but a little bit more than hand tight you want to put the channel locks on there and give it a final half a turn at least so that it draws that ceiling down all around and makes it makes a nice good good nice seal okay now this is what squished out when I tightened it up and then I gave it that last half a turn and you can see there's there's some more of that sealant that that came up and that's good that shows you that you're you've gotten it tight and this will stay soft it never hardens up and that's how it remains a seal so the water just goes that way and doesn't go out this way now this is this is the pop-up that I've got for the others think that I'm going to do but I'm gonna just they're both the same I'm going to show you this is very important this is this is what makes the stopper go up and down but when you put this together you need to put this soft rubber washer in first it should come already assembled this way then this plastic wash it and the taper goes towards the ball where the balls gonna be here's the ball all right and then that's going to go up and down and move your your stopper up and down and then the nut also has a tapered headed you know pointed towards the ball obviously so there that's how that all goes together you don't have to tighten it up too much just as much as you want you know you want the pasture on on this plunger it so I wanted to say that that's important now let's go back to the other one something interesting that I didn't know and the way I'm going to set this up so you can see the the pop-up you know I'll call it a finger that from the finger that's going to move up and down as in there already you can just drop this in with that on either side and then it allows you to remove this for access and cleaning or you can put it this way and you can put that finger through the hole I'd probably prefer to have it that way go through the hole and that will capture this now I never knew that I think my old one worked the same way but I'm gonna I'm gonna just leave this loose so I can pop it up and then I could take it off if I needed to look down there something goes down there maybe you can fish it out without having to take you know without having to go all the way down to the trap to get it out and this is also a little heads-up or a hint on if you do drop something down there it'll most likely be in the trap if it's got weight now if it's you know if it's like a contact lens it might go right through the trap it's because it doesn't have very much weight but if it's something like a ring it should definitely be in the cap so this is like a two-for-one video you can check your trap because if froggies already showed you how to take it off okay I'm going to use the old lift rod just because I like the little design on the top of it better better than this one and they're the same dimensions basically so I can do that so drop the lift rod and put it about where you want it in the closed position like that then when you push it down is going to be in the open position and you're going to attach this on the bottom side so I have to kind of retune the show this to you this spring clip right here this spring clip comes off doesn't come off all the way becomes like one end comes off and I'm going to try this second from the top hole to see how that works out for me and then the top of this brassy piece goes onto they can see it goes onto this shaft and there's enough to tighten it up on there so I'm going to need two hands to tighten that up and we'll see how it works well that looks pretty good those pressed down open OOP too close if that doesn't close enough I'll just have to move where I tightened up that nut on the shaft I'll just have to move that like a quarter inch or so in the right direction and that'll that'll seal them close remember what I told you I can take this I can take this right out now which I kind of like can I fit in there seal it up so let me show you the pipes I got to connect up the pipes and then we're done we're going to reuse some of these pipe type connections so I'm going to take that off of this old old one and put it onto the new one and clean these up you know see that white stuff is mineral deposits you want to clean those all up so you get a good seal and make sure that all these little nylon the sealing rings are all in place and then everything just goes good and hand tight that's it you probably don't need to put any wrenches on these and then run some water and fill up the sink and I'll show you that so there it is now this make this one up first and then this is kind of a slip joint you can see it's in a little bit of a different position than it was before from this mark but that could be because well I've just got it up a little bit higher on here I could drop that down you seek and go all the way down to there so you know I think I might drop that actually a little bit I probably get this sticking in too much let me adjust that no it was it was more of the angle of this I just had to shove this up a little bit higher before I tightened it up so that's that's done I'm gonna fill it up with water and see if it leaks stopper when a care about is if there's any leaks down here so I'm going to fill it up and then let it go all at once so it gets a good off the one I'm going to do is I'm gonna let it overflow I want to make sure that these overfilled many hole also would and now the water going down the road that's what the safety thing so that if you you know ran to get the phone or something or left this running that hopefully those three drain holes would ring faster than this will go up now I I don't know if that's true or not when we see it's too dry down here oh wait the water alright let's go big a big one a big good and what I'm going to do is make sure my hand is dryer then I got a feel around with my hand and see if there's any leaks and if there are that'll mean I just need to do a little tightening up I'm gonna need to do to really get my pad under there to check it I moved that climb there one hole up to the top hole because I was having a little clearance problem with some of the other plumbing for the hot and cold up here and I think that did the trick as far as sealing up my little dribble by that I had with the stopper and now I and I tighten this up about a quarter or between a quarter and a half a turn because I did have a leak through there and that's that's the main thing you don't want to have a leak and when I tightened it up it squeezed some more of their plumbers putty out and it's starting to look pretty dry now I'm going to test it for a few minutes so just let it sit for the full sink and see if anything leaks by but it seems like unless this stopper has some tension on it pulling it down it's not really going to seal that well but you know what I don't really care I'm gonna leave it that way because I like being able to lift it out without going underneath the sink and I don't care if it doubles a little bit test I just don't want anything to drum this area or put the ceiling so I'm going to go one last time and look under there really good with my bright flashlight and make sure everything stays dry and then I think we're done so if this helps you out give me a thumbs up or a like if you want any more from froggy subscribe to my channel and if I save you some money if I saved you a few hundred bucks with a plumber you can tip me by going the upper right hand corner and click on the little I in a circle and that's fan-funding so you can tip froggy okay no no well thank you very much for that I'll see you later guys and gals froggy out bye bye

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