The stopper has come out of my bathroom sink drain, and I'd like to put it back in. (It's been this way for years, and I don't recall how it came out in the first place.)
The stopper has an offset stirrup (is that the right term?), and the drain has a post sticking out of the side of the pipe that doesn't quite reach the opposite side of the pipe. The post tilts up/down when you manipulate the pull knob on top of the faucet.
If I align the offset stirrup with the gap at the end of the post, then the stirrup slides onto the post. However this is not a secure connection, and it comes off fairly easily.
It seems like the right way to do it is to rotate the stopper 180 degrees so the stirrup offset is flush with the base of the post, instead of sitting near the the end of the post.
But as far as I can see, there's no way to do that. If I go underneath the sink, is there a way to retract the post so that the stopper can be inserted in the correct orientation?