1 1/2" Bathroom Sink Drain

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  1. chefwong

    chefwong Member

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    Is there any benefits on using a larger sink drain "1 1/2" for the bathroom sink......obviously on the inlet, there is a 1 1/2-1 1/14 nut on it.

    It's always the sink stopper/drain that is the culprit on slowing down the flow
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    I don't know where you would find a 1 1/2" lavatory drain, unless it was a special order. But, there would be no benefit, since the annular opening under the stopper is a lot smaller than the 1 1/4" tubing.
     
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  4. chefwong

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    Standard 1 1/4
    1 1/2 Trap with the downsizer nut on the trap 1 1/2 to 1 1/4
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It is how I usually do it, but only because that lets you drop the tailpiece further into the trap, making an easier connection process.
     
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