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Old 04-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Bathroom sink faucet upgrade???

I am upgrading my bathroom faucet. I purchased standard bathroom faucets at Lowe's. The problem is with the drain. Conventional porcelain sinks are thick at the drain due to the overflow built into standard sinks. My RV sink does not have an overflow hole in it, and thus is only one thin layer of fiberglass or plastic at the drain hole. As you can see from the picture the new drain won't work as you cannot tighten it up. I would like to find one like the old one. I would reuse it but I am putting in brushed nickel in place of gold fixtures. If anyone knew where I could get one of these it would be great.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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I am upgrading my bathroom faucet. I purchased standard bathroom faucets at Lowe's. The problem is with the drain. Conventional porcelain sinks are thick at the drain due to the overflow built into standard sinks. My RV sink does not have an overflow hole in it, and thus is only one thin layer of fiberglass or plastic at the drain hole. As you can see from the picture the new drain won't work as you cannot tighten it up. I would like to find one like the old one. I would reuse it but I am putting in brushed nickel in place of gold fixtures. If anyone knew where I could get one of these it would be great.
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What you want is a lavatory drain with NO OVERFLOW. Lowes and HomeDepot have a selection in various finishes. Some will have a pop-up cover to hold water in the sink and some will just have a perforated cover (wont hold water) like the drains in movie theater bathrooms. I just use a flat rubber stopper ... I prefer that style because it keeps things from going down the drain.

Here's an example .... just ask in plumbing and specify NO OVERFLOW.
ECOSINKS Soft Touch Pop-Up Bath Drain with No Overflow in Oil-Rubbed Bronze-P15-OB at The Home Depot

If I remember correctly, the starting price is around $15.
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Thanks bruceisla. I have been to Lowe's 4 times, plumbing supply store, and the RV store. I have what I think will work. It is chrome, and my new faucets are brushed nickel, but at this point I think it will do.

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Thanks bruceisla. I have been to Lowe's 4 times, plumbing supply store, and the RV store. I have what I think will work. It is chrome, and my new faucets are brushed nickel, but at this point I think it will do.

Thanks for the info.
Lowes ...

Shop Danze Universal Fit Brushed Nickel Pop-Up Drain Kit at Lowes.com

If you are a risk taker a scotchbrite pad rubbed in one direction does a realistic brushed stainless look on chrome.
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here's the one my local Lowes has in stock
Shop Danco Brushed Nickel Decorative Grid Drain at Lowes.com
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