Pedestal sink with no overflow

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by threecol, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. threecol

    threecol New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Northeast
    Hi all, new to the forums. I was seeking out some info on sinks and a friend told me about this site.

    This pedestal sink from Kohler does not seem to have overflow which I have not seen before.

    Should I be worried? Despite the picture, it's a single hole drilling and I'm wondering if i'll need a special type of faucet or more specifically a special type of drain to compensate for the lack of overflow?

    http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatalog/pdf/116025_4.pdf
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 7, 2009
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Messages:
    5,980
    Location:
    Ohio
    You only need to worry if it over flows...:)

    Or if you think it will....
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,831
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    sink

    Depending on the thickness of the sink bottom, you may need a special "drain for sinks without an overflow". If the bottom is thich enough then you can use a conventional pop-up with overflow. The other problem you may have with it is that the opening may be almost too large for a conventional drain.
  4. threecol

    threecol New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Northeast
    Thanks everyone, I feel a bit relieved.

    i still need to buy a single hole faucet. I noticed some single hole faucets are sold "less drain".

    For example, these two Grohe faucets are the same except one is sold "less drain" and does not have the lever in the back of the faucet to open or shut the drain.

    Grohe Eurodisc II less drain


    Grohe Eurodisc II


    If the sink has no overflow, does it matter if I choose one or the other type of faucet? I'm wondering if this is just a preference issue because I see that there are "push button drains" also available. I'm assuming those would be for the "less drain" type faucet.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Messages:
    22,139
    Location:
    New England
    A typical sink has an overflow, and if the faucet is sold with the drain assembly, it would likely have a hole in it to allow the overflow to actually go down the drain. Buy it without a pop up drain if you want something like maybe a grid drain cover but keep in mind that without an overflow, using a grid drain can often mean it doesn't drain at all!
  6. threecol

    threecol New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Northeast
    Hmmm, don't like the sound of that. So if the sink doesn't come with a drain (the Pinoir doesn't), should I buy the usual faucet that comes with a "lift rod" and "pivot rod" (finally figured out the names).

    Or would a push button button drain be better? Aesthetics don't matter in that regard, I just want one which will have less issues with draining.
Similar Threads: Pedestal sink
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Removing Flange Ring in Pedestal Sink Jul 13, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice FreeStanding Cast Iron Pedestal sink Jan 19, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Installing a very old pedestal sink Oct 12, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice How to avoid S-trap with a pedestal sink and floor drain? Aug 17, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Question regarding Toto Soiree pedestal sink May 29, 2013

Share This Page