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    Default I need tub stoppers

    I guess PE sold to Grainger. So when I call to get tub stoppers they have no idea what I am talking about. Anyone know anyone else who sells them?

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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Interesting. Bought out name/business of small competitor, but not going to continue their product line. Go tell it to the mountain, look upper right corner on their web sight.

    [+] Tell us what you think of the NEW Grainger.com >

    Guess this is the way you may be going:
    Shower pan testing stopper, make it yourself. - InterNACHI Inspection Forum

    Hope someone may have a direct source for you.


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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Interesting. Bought out name/business of small competitor, but not going to continue their product line. Go tell it to the mountain, look upper right corner on their web sight.

    [+] Tell us what you think of the NEW Grainger.com >

    Guess this is the way you may be going:
    Shower pan testing stopper, make it yourself. - InterNACHI Inspection Forum

    Hope someone may have a direct source for you.
    I saw that Gary, but thanks. I wasn't too sure how the silicone would stick to rubber and plastic so I made this..

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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Marc, how did you make that?

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    Thumbs up Re: I need tub stoppers

    What a great idea , This is a small plunger (home depot or lowes) great for small sinks and as I refer to it "Knocking on drains" [a rapid smal movements on a clocked sink drain] works really well for sinks. So what he did is pull out the handle now you stick a cork in it if you want to plug it completely


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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    Marc, how did you make that?
    Hey Scott, DD had it right. Its a little plunger from Home depot and cut the top off to fit different pan heights. The plunger was $2.99..cheap!

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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Marc,
    You are giving away your chance for millions in the inspection and world. No real manufacturing just a little modification. Material cost at $2.99, Modification Labor Cost $ .25, Shipping and Handling $3.00, General Overhead and Marketing $ .50 = $ 5.74. Retail Pricing $ 19.99

    Will be looking for you on the cable shopping channel. Maybe RONCO would be interested.


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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Marc,

    That looks GREAT!!! Thanks for sharing. I have used the replacement plumbing roof flashing boots, but I think I'll try yours now.

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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    To heck with manufacturing...I'll take a consulting fee for the advice tho...

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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Years ago I used PVC shower pan cement, glued a1-1/2" PVC coupling to those flat 5" tub stoppers, then cut out the stopper material in the coupling hole - made good shower testers ... then the molded shower testers came out and there was no longer a need to make my own.

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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Years ago I used PVC shower pan cement, glued a1-1/2" PVC coupling to those flat 5" tub stoppers, then cut out the stopper material in the coupling hole - made good shower testers ... then the molded shower testers came out and there was no longer a need to make my own.
    is it kind of like this?

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    Default Re: I need tub stoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    is it kind of like this?
    That's the same principle, just different materials used.

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