SlipX Solutions Bottomless Bath Overflow Drain Cover Adds Inches of Water to Tub for Warmer, Deeper Bath (Clear, 4" Diameter)
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A traditional overflow consists of a hole cut into the tub to accommodate a drain that installs on the inside and outside walls which collect excess water and sends it down a tub drain to a P-trap. This style is perhaps the most common in older homes and requires some flexibility in cutting and installing the pipe system. Integral Chrome plates require some work to install as you need to remove your existing overflow drain. Chrome plates can be installed using a few screws, and while costing a bit more than drain covers, they will definitely not break the bank. Waterproof Sealant Waterproof tape can be a viable yet temporary solution to seal off your bathtub overflow drain. You can use waterproof tape to cover the hole in your drain cover or the entire overflow opening.
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Many of these drain covers include a small hole at the top of your cover, allowing water to still drain while adding inches to your bathtub’s water level. In addition, these drain covers require no removal or modification to your existing overflow drain. You can remove your overflow drain and use a waterproof sealant to cover the opening, preventing water from passing through it. This method will likely put your bathtub out of commission for a day or two to give the sealant time to cure.
You should expect the waterproof tape to give out eventually. But the worst-case scenario in using this tape is it will give out, and your overflow drain will start working again. But this tape is great to use while you wait for a more permanent solution. With overflow drains, there are two primary types available: Traditional and Integral. Which one you have in your home will largely depend on the age of your house or bathtub. Traditional
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While drain covers have a small hole that still allows water to drain out, installing a chrome plate over your overflow drain will seal it off entirely. These plates are made of chrome because it does not oxidize or rust and can handle being soaked in water on a daily basis. They come in many different sizes to accommodate varying overflow drains.
As long as there is decent pipe flow, your overflow will prevent water from building beyond a certain point, preventing your bathtub from overflowing.