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Old 03-15-2011, 08:36 AM   #1
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I started to plumb in my new vanity with molded in sink and I'm thinking I see a problem. Or maybe it's nothing to worry about, but I guess that's why I'm here asking. Anyway, the molded in sink does not have an overflow. Not really an issue, however, the faucet that I'm trying to install has a pop up drain with holes in the tube designed for a sink with an overflow. My question is, did I just get the wrong faucet/drain design or am I supposed to use this one? In my mind, water is just going to go into these holes and sit in the space below them up against the rubber washer and go nowhere or mold.

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:49 AM   #2
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I had same situation; I tried to install it as is and it leaked from bottom (I assume side wall area of drainpiece filled with water through the overflow slots).
I ordered a drain assembly on-line without overflow slots and all is good. I tried to buy locally but local plumbing supply wanted >$100 for it; I said no thanks.

If I had to do again, I'd likely get a sink with overflow; I can only imagine the house inspector's report about a sink without an overflow built in. We have no little kids and it is in a powder room so the risk is minimal for an overflow.

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This is a common issue with vessel sinks, which we have in all our bathrooms. Not sure what you mean by "popup drain with holes in the tube." Can you explain or provide a picture? We have popup drains but I don't know what you're talking about. I do know that "regular" drains having a plate with small round holes do not work well - the surface tension of the water keeps it from draining.
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Normal one with holes/slots for overflow.

One without holes

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...My question is, did I just get the wrong faucet/drain design or am I supposed to use this one?...

Yes you have the wrong drain.
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No problem using the one with the holes. If it leaks it is installed wrong

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