Overflow assembly for bathtubs and the like

  • US 9,200,436 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2013
  • Issued: 12/01/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An overflow assembly for a bathtub, which has a bottom and adjacent side and end walls, and an overflow port in an end wall, comprising:

  • an overflow pipe with an elbow portion defining an upper end portion and a lower end portion, the upper end portion having an outer end defining an inlet;

    threads on an outer surface of the upper end portion and surrounding the inlet;

    a lip extending radially outwardly from an outer surface of the overflow pipe between the elbow portion and the upper end portion and being spaced from the inlet;

    a nut element compatible with the threads wherein the nut element has a threaded portion for threadably mounting to said upper end portion, said nut element having at least one lug extending radially therefrom; and

    a cap detachably associated to the lug and covering the nut.

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