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Tub Drain Buying Guide


Since not all drains fit all tubs, VTB lists both Faucet & Hardware recommendations at the bottom of every tub's detail page. VTB has tested the drains recommended for each particular clawfoot tub. If you have any questions or are purchasing a tub drain for your new or antique tub, you can call us toll free at 877-868-1369 to discuss with a customer service representative.

Chain & Stopper and Lift & Turn
The two most popular styles of claw foot tub drains are the: rubber stopper with chain or lift and turn. Although the rubber stopper with chain drain is the traditional favorite, the lift and turn drain is also historically accurate.
Cable Operated Drain
Cable operated drains have a cable that is inserted through the overflow tube and the drain tube. These drains have a trip lever mechanism or a button to pull near the overflow in order to release or seal the water. Please note: these drains are tub specific and information can be found on that drain's detail page.
Pop Up Drain
The pop up drain has a trip lever mechanism that “pops” the drain stopper up or down. This is controlled by a brass rod that travels down the overflow tube and activates a plunger inside the shoe of the drain. Please note: these drains are tub specific and information can be found on that drain's detail page.
Tower Drain
Tower drains are perfect for clawfoot tubs! Tower drains have a pop-top drain release. You lift the top to release water and push it down to seal the water at the shoe of the drain.