|Publication number||US3860977 A|
|Publication date||Jan 21, 1975|
|Filing date||Nov 13, 1972|
|Priority date||Nov 13, 1972|
|Publication number||US 3860977 A, US 3860977A, US-A-3860977, US3860977 A, US3860977A|
|Inventors||Politz William E|
|Original Assignee||Young Stephen A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (11), Classifications (5), Legal Events (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
O United States Patent 1191 1111 3,860,977
Politz Jan. 21, 1975 [5 1 OFFSET TRIP LEVER FITTING 3.392.409 7/1968 Politz 4/199 5] Inventor: William E. pomz, Delphi?! Ind- 3,551,92l 1/1971 Fox et al 4/199  Assignee: Stephen A. Young, Monticello, Ind. FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 29,932 1/1904 Switzerland 4/194  Filed: Nov. 13, 1972  Appl' No; 306,355 Primary ExaminerDonald E. Watkins Assistant Examiner-Stuart S. Levy  U S Cl H199 Attorney, Agent, or FirmRobb & Robb 51 Int. Cl. 186511 1/232  Field of Search 4/198-200,  ABSTRA( :T I
4/204, 206, DIG. 7, 194, 195, 197 252 R, There 18 dlsclosed a bath drain WhlCh provides con- 1 52/34 nection of the drain outlet of a bath tub with a tee which is positioned within the outline of the frame  References Cited members of a standard stud wall, and an overflow arm UNITED STATES PATENTS of sinuous configuration connecting the overflow head 2 1 6 7/1938 N t 4/199 to the tee, drain control operating mechanism being ys rom 2,405,849 8/1946 Riker 4/206 provlded If 3,238,538 3/1966 Turner 4/252 R 2 Claims, 1 Drawing Figure OFFSET TRIP LEVER FITTING SUMMARY OF INVENTION A bath drain construction including a tub with a drain outlet, and wherein there is a drain tee within the wall framing members, and wherein there is an overflow outlet in the tub having an overflow outlet in the tub having an overflow head therein with the head being outside the wall framing members. A rigid sinuous pipe connects the head to the drain tee. A plug is located in the tee to prevent liquid outflow. And a lever operates the plug through rigid jointed elements.
OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION It is a principal object of this invention to provide a drain mechanism for use in conjunction with standard bath tubs, which mechanism will permit the installation of a tub so that part of the same is within the outline of a standard frame wall of the usual stud construction so that space is saved and yet connection is facilitated.
Another object of the invention is to provide a trip lever mechanism which includes connections from the usual drain outlet of a bath tub to a tee, by means of a waste arm, the tee being in turn connected to the usual drain system, the overflow connection from an overflow head provided in the tub as required to the drain tee being in the form of a sinuous member which nevertheless permits the connection of operating mechanism to regulate the outflow of liquid from the tub as desired.
Another object of the invention is to provide the bath drain of the class described in which the waste shoe is connected by a waste arm to the drain outlet and tee, a sinuous tubular member extends from the tee upward to the over flow head and face plate provided therefor, leading to the bath tub at the upper portion thereof, with operating mechanism of rigid jointed elements being arranged to effect control of flow through the drain outlet.
Other and further objects of the invention will be understood from a consideration of the specification appended hereto, and disclosed in the drawing wherein the single FIGURE shows the drain of this invention as being mounted on a tub and connected so that it is related to the environment in which the same is particularly advantageous, being shown in relation to a standard stud wall and a standard tub positioned with respect thereto.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION Referring to the FIGURE in the drawing, there is shown a tub of generally conventional construction indicated by the dotted lines at 1 as to the end of the same, with the bottom indicated at 2 and having a drain outlet 3 therein.
The upper edge of the tub I is equipped with a rim 4 of generally conventional construction which in turn is positioned against the studs one of which is illustrated at 5, the studs in that wall being aligned therewith in accordance with usual practice and providing an outline, the stud 5 having a dimension A of the usual 3% and 3% dimension, the stud wall having wall covering as suggested at 6 on one side extending upwardly from the rim of the tub, and at 7 on the opposite side to cover the wall in the room to which that side of the studs is exposed.
Turning now more specifically to the construction of the bath drain itself, the same is shown as comprising a waste tee 8 of generally conventional construction, having a slip joint connection 9 at one side thereof to receive the waste arm 10 of the drain, to which is threadedly connected at 11 a waste shoe 12 of substantially conventional construction, which shoe 12 is in turn provided with suitable threads such as 13 to accept and maintain a drain outlet member 14 therein to provide a sealed connection at the drain outlet 3 of the tub 1.
The tee 8 is connected to the drain system of the house or place in which the bath drain is positioned, by means of an outlet tube 15, this being conventional in most respects.
The upper end of the tee 8 is equipped with a slip joint connection 16, adapted to receive the lower end of the overflow arm generally denoted at 17, in this case the overflow arm being a tubular member of one piece sinuous tubular construction, having the bend 18 therein with a further bend at 19 so that the member is able to be connected from the slip joint connection 16 in the top of the tee 8 to the threaded lower connection 20 of the overflow head 21, which overflow head is mounted at the overflow opening 22 of the tub I.
The overflow head 21 is equipped with an overflow face plate 23 to cover the opening therein, and provide a mounting means for certain operating mechanism now to be particularly described as including a lever means 24 connected at one end 25 to a rigid element 26 which may be used for adjustment purposes and includes at one end the eye 27.
The eye 27 of the element 26 is in turn connected to a further rigid element 28 by a suitable eye formed therein denoted at 29, and including at its lower end a further eye 30 which engages a like member 31 of shorter length, however, but including an eye 32 at its upper end and a further eye 33 at the lower end thereof.
The eye 33 is connected to the bail 34 of a plug member 35 which plug member 35 is adapted to engage a seat 36 by a seat portion 37 formed thereon so as to prevent liquid outflow through the waste arm 10 until the user intentionally operates the plug by the operating mechanism just heretofore described, so as to raise and lower the plug toward and away from the seat 36 in the tee 8. The plug member 35 is hollow to permit water to pass through from the overflow arm when the member is seated. This plug member is well known in the art.
It will be apparent that manipulation of the lever 24 will effect operation of the plug through the rigid joint elements 26, 28 and 31 to thereby control the position of the plug 35 with which the same is connected.
It is pointed out that the sinuous one piece tubular member 17 which comprises the overflow arm, is fonned in this manner so as to accommodate the various elements to be positioned in conjunction with a standard stud wall of so-called two by four construction in contrast to usual building construction wherein a socalled two by six wall is at least necessary for this common type of construction and the equipment provided for use therein.
It is highly desirable that the overflow arm 17 be fonned in this manner since it makes a very simple installation and readily effected with a minimum amount of joints and turns, and yet providing the necessary overflow connection and permitting operating mechanism to be manipulable therewithin to effect control of the drain from the tub.
1. In bath drain construction of the class described, in combination, a tub having a drain outlet, a waste arm having a waste shoe at one end positioned at the drain outlet of the tub, the other end of the arm connected to a drain tee having a seat therein, said tee being positioned within the outline of wall framing members, and having a drain end connected to a drain system, an overflow outlet in the tub, an overflow head at said outlet, said head being outside of such wall framing members, and a sinuous rigid pipe connection from the overflow head to the drain tee to convey liquid from the head to the tee, a drain shut off operating mechanism extending from the head to the tee in the sinuous connection, and including a plug to coact with said seat in the tee to prevent liquid outflow from the drain arm, lever means at the overflow head, and rigid, joined elements heading from the lever means to the plug, to raise and lower the same with respect to the seat.
2. ln bath drain construction as claimed in claim 1, wherein the connection is a one-piece sinuous tubular member.
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|International Classification||E03C1/22, E03C1/232|
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