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I dropped the plastic (H) round faucet cover of my bathtub faucet down my tub drain, and now the water will barely drain out. What do I do.

  • Is this a basement tub? Do you have access to the drain assembly? – isherwood Dec 10 '15 at 15:56
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Fish it out. A piece of gum (or tape) on the end of a stick might work, as might a clipped coat hanger with a 90° hook at one end.

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    Or, if you're exceptionally lucky, the trap might be accessible (eg, from the basement if this is a ground-floor tub) and might have a clean-out plug or be reasonably easy to dismount/remount. Lesson: Always cover drains before starting disassembly -- if nothing else, stuff a rag in the drain -- to catch lost parts. – keshlam Sep 11 '15 at 16:02
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Use a vacuum that has a wand or a shopvac.

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    Make sure the vacuum is designed to take in water if you try this, since there will be water in the trap. – BMitch Jun 9 '16 at 1:18

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