Perko Shower Drain

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Russ Calasant, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    Boat is a 2001 and has several original Perko drains, one of which had corroded so badly in the center screen area it had cracked. After replacing, not an easy task, the new one started to tarnish. Just a few cleanings later the chrome plating on the brass screen only started to deteriorate and show the brass. The body is chrome plated cast bronze and not affected. It’s a 2-7/8” OD flange and a 1-1/4” pipe. These drains are expensive and hard to find. The extensive maintenance and eyesore is driving me crazy. All the others are fine in the boat. Anyone experience this? Ideas?

    Also I have tried several different coatings and the discoloration continues to come back.
     
  2. Jus the two of us

    Jus the two of us Active Member

    170
    Dec 7, 2015
    United States Lake Cumberland
    1998 Sundancer 450
    2009 Sundancer 55
    3116 Cats
    MAN 900
    I matched one out of our 450 to a SS one at Home Depot.Just took the old one in and started looking.
     
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  3. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Russ, how did you remove the drain screen. I have looked at it a few times and tried to pry a little, but was afraid of damaging it more so I stopped. Thanks,
     
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  4. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    I replaced the main sink with a stainless steel one on Home Depot as well after the drain stopper likely fell into the trash. Same thing, remove and take to the local hardware store.

    The one I'd like to replaace next is the shower drain. I have no idea how to get to that one.
     
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  5. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    You can’t, two different metals cast one piece. Sucks
     
  6. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    I looked for months and tried every resource I could find. Regarding the actual replacement it was near impossible and very painful. I do not want to have to do it again - good luck.
     
  7. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    There are stainless drains in Tiara's showers, and they hold up well.You could call the factory and ask who their vendor is. They are responsive to questions.
    Another advantage of the drain used by Tiara is they provide a spanner wrench that is used to open sea chests for cleaning, and the wrench also opens the shower drains for cleaning. Slick design.
     
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  8. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
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    The first is a few months old the second is 19 yrs. same part.
     
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  9. Express 390

    Express 390 Active Member

    620
    Sep 14, 2018
    South Shore of Long Island NY
    1986 SeaRay 390 EC
    1993 SeaRay 290 DA single 7.4 /Bravo 2
    1992 SeaRay 230 DA 4.3LX Alfa drive
    Twin 454 Crusaders inboards 4 blades
    Have you tried going to a good plumbing supply, I'm sure they could come up with something in Stainless you could use
    Hey its worth a try!
     
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  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    If yours is the same as mine.... flush screen to the flange. It is crimped in place. I just used a screw driver and popped it out.... it goes back in and stays there.... easy now to clean
     
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  11. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Mines soooo ugly I'm hesitant to post a picture...
     
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  12. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    Wow, they really don’t make em like they used to! 2 months, that’s agrivating to put it mildly
     
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  13. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    I replaced 7-in our 44BD. Bought them at HD. I think they are called a Jr. Bar Drain. About $10/each. They have the removable center piece.

    Now have a few to do in the 420DA.

    Bennett
     
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  14. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    Interesting, can you send a pic?
     
  15. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    Not to mention it was $175
     
  16. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    Can you send pic? Thanks- very interesting
     
  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    No ...boat is too far away.... it wasn’t modified in any way ... looks the same
     
  18. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
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