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 Does my bathroom lavatory need an overflow?
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

I bought a drain kit without an overflow because it's what I want: no stopper, just a grid strainer. (The ones with overflows had stoppers.) I never plug my bathroom sink.

The sink has an overflow. As near as I can tell from UPC 407.6 and 404.1 I have to install one. The only 'out' would be if the drain kit counted as the fixture, because 'Where a fixture is provided with an overflow...', but that makes no sense.

Do all sinks have them? I have a vague memory that the one I originally planned to buy didn't, but it was no longer on the market when I finally got around to buying one. If so, why does anyone sell a drain kit without an overflow?

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 Re: Does my bathroom lavatory need an overflow?
Author: steve (CA)

Not all sinks have an overflow, but as you stated, if the sink has one, it needs to be functional. Stagnant funk could accumulate in the overflow and be harder to clean it out.

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 Re: Does my bathroom lavatory need an overflow?
Author: packy (MA)

( FUNK ) ????

now there's a word from the 70's

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 Re: Does my bathroom lavatory need an overflow?
Author: bernabeu (SC)

ditto steve

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 Re: Does my bathroom lavatory need an overflow?
Author: Curly (CA)

I use Kohler grid strainer K-7129-A-CP. It is designed for a sink with overflow.

The way the grids are designed it drains faster and better than tranditional grid strianer that has small round/square etc holes.

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 Re: Does my bathroom lavatory need an overflow?
Author: bernabeu (SC)





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 Re: Does my bathroom lavatory need an overflow?
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

Yes. That's a good point. I should have thought of it. Thanks.

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 Re: Does my bathroom lavatory need an overflow? clap
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

Thanks. I didn't think to shop on-line. The BigHomeStores didn't have what I wanted in store.



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