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Old 12-11-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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I just put in a cultured granite vanity top/sink and it doesnt have an overflow.

I was going to just install the sink back on but the drain has those holes for the overflow. It this okay to use? I'm pretty sure some water will end up sitting down on the gasket. Now that I think about it, some water probably sat there even on the sink that had an over flow.

Do I need to get a different drain that doesnt have the holes?

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Just an update. I'm a fan of the danco push button I just bought. Its a nice, modern touch. No complaints. Money well spent so far.
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I know this is an old post...hope you still read me.

I just bought a vanity top/sink with no overflow holes and realized I needed a drain without these holes too. I bought the same danco model you bought.

Does all the water go down the drain immediately?

In my installation, there's a small amount of water that never goes down the drain. I tried tightening the drain more but I don't want to over tighten and crack the sink. I'm not sure how much should I tighten and if it would make a difference.
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What did you use under the top lip of the drain to seal it?
If you use plumbers putty it should seal and not stick up.
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I only used the rubber, no putty. Instructions didn't mention putty.

So you say putty makes it better? A little? a lot?

Also, how tight should it be?

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Puddy will seal it fine and only needs to be slightly more then hand tight.
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I only used the rubber, no putty. Instructions didn't mention putty.

So you say putty makes it better? A little? a lot?

Also, how tight should it be?

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You do realize the rubber usually goes on top the nut- under the sink. Putty on top the sink
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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This drain comes with 2 rubber pieces. One big and thick below the sink, and one thin piece that goes on top of the sink. Are you suggesting adding putty between the sink and thr thin rubber?
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I throw the thin one away and use putty instead...
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I'm the original poster...I just used the rubber that came with the drain piece. The vanity manufacturers said dont use putty in the instructions. no leak issues at all. If I had to do it over again I would probably have done the double basin with overflows. I imagine that would cost a bunch more which is it's own issue.

At first we could run both hot and cold wide open and the drain would keep up. 6 months of toothpaste and make up it the drain gurgles with either one by itself. We never have any sitting water with this top (though I do on my powder room, which has an overflow)

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