Overflow protection for sinks without overflow?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by bigWhisky, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. bigWhisky

    bigWhisky New Member

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    Has anyone run into a bathroom sink stopper with overflow protection built in? i.e.; electronic or pressure release to stop accidental overflow.

    My OVE sink has no overflow, I really don't want a cleanup drain in my bathroom floor...

    Any ideas?
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    NO. Never have heard of one.
  3. might never be invented. No need.

    for far too long people have objected to having overflow holes in their sinks. Used to be a Code requirement, now no longer is. Anyone who wants a sink with overflow can still buy one. Thousands of models out there.

    david
  4. JohnD

    JohnD New Member

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    I sell quite a few custom vanity tops. You can pay anywhere from $10 to $20 per overflow on a custom top.

    I ask my customers whether the bath is adult only or not. If it is an adult bath I recommend that they save their money, and spend somewhere else in their bath.

    An adult usually won't turn on a faucet, pull the plunger and walk out of the room. If it is a drain problem an overflow won't help anyway.
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