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Katmac 11-19-2006 06:09 PM

vessel sink drain and faucet
I purchased a vessel sink and faucet (separately) on ebay. Included with the above-counter sink is the non-overflow drain but the threads are too short to install it - between the bowl and the counter depths, the threads don't reach under the counter to tighten. Any ideas on where to find a drain with longer threading? I'm exhausting local resources... 1 1/4 inch X 5. Threading now is about 1 1/2 inches - I need at least 2" of thread.

Also, the faucet came with flexible water lines. However, it doesn't connect to the shut off valve (1/2" OD) or anything around that size. I took the water line off the faucet, and it too doesn't seem to connect to anything American. So thinking the connections are possibly metric. Anyone know of bushings/adapters source from metric to American to make the connection to the shutoffs?

BTW, suppliers in both cases are no help. Thanks.

Remodeling 11-19-2006 09:08 PM

If you are unable to find the extention, you may have to enlarge the hole in the countertop at the bottom by 1/2" to enable you to get the nut on.


Justin1635 11-19-2006 11:14 PM

i really find it hard to beleive that no suppliers can help you, and at the very least order something in for you.

id suggest taking the faucet, and a picture of the sink to somewhere. and see what they can do

Ron The Plumber 11-20-2006 06:19 AM

Post a picture or two on here.

Katmac 11-20-2006 06:57 AM

Having a hard time posting pix - too large for forum. Will try later this morning. However, suggestion of cutting 1/2 inch deep larger hole into the counter may be my answer. The problem with ordering, what I've found over the last few days, is that the product catalogs don't give you the dimensions of the threading. Have a source to go to this morning to try again with the drain. I think the faucet connections are my biggest problem right now... finding some way to connect what I believe are metric connections to American. Any ideas on that? Thanks all!

Ron The Plumber 11-20-2006 07:02 AM

Who makes this faucet? Brand Name?

Katmac 11-20-2006 07:20 AM

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I think it's Cavalli. It came with flex water line.

Ron The Plumber 11-20-2006 07:43 AM


Originally Posted by Katmac (Post 24165)
above-counter sink is the non-overflow drain but the threads are too short to install it - between the bowl and the counter depths, the threads don't reach under the counter to tighten.

The sink drain does not get tightened to the countertop bottom, you have the cut the hole larger then the drain assembly it's self. Then the sink gets caulked to top of countertop.

For faucet, did it not come with the supply lines needed and install directions?

Katmac 11-20-2006 08:23 AM

OK, drain connection figured out. There is a nut that tightens the drain opening from sink to counter as well as caulking sink on counter..

Supply lines included, yes, but don't fit any standard shutoff connection.

Ron The Plumber 11-20-2006 08:30 AM

I have never encountered a metic connection, there is 1/2" compression, 3/8" compression, 1/2" IP connections.

Most connections on those type of faucets are set to accept 3/8" compression adaptors.

Sorry that all I can say about them.

sunflower 01-03-2007 02:44 PM

Did you ever figure out how to connect to the shut off valve? I'm considering buying the same faucet off of ebay and I want to make sure we won't have any problems installing the faucet.

Teetorbilt 01-03-2007 05:18 PM

I work with Euro often. Yes, it's metric. The sweats will work with US tubing, the threads won't.

Your options are;

Buying and connecting Euro valves or,

Adapting the hose connections to US, my local hydraulic supply house charges $50 for this or,

Locate the sweat fittings and make your own adapters, Euro on one end and US on the other. This is the least expensive once you have located the Euro sweat fittings.

They also like 'O'-ring connections and threaded nuts that take special wrenches to tighten them.

Katmac 01-08-2007 09:57 AM

Sunflower, yes I did figure out the sink connections... It was the difference between copper and iron threading?? don't remember the specifics now, but the seller ended up getting back to me. I got a couple of couplings ($5) at a plumbing supplier and was good to go. Ask the seller, and they should be able to provide the specs for you.

Cflower 10-14-2007 04:39 PM


Rob123 02-29-2008 04:48 PM

I bought a vessel sink online and am having the same supply line connection problem.
They must be metric and three plumbing supply stores said that they cannot help me.
Help Please

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