Re: Leaky Sink Pop-up Plugs
Posted by Marc , plumbing contractor in California on April 03, 2004 at 02:37:14:
In response to Re: Leaky Sink Pop-up Plugs
Some pop ups, Delta I think have a bit of a rubber gasket that can work pretty well on their pop ups. Many others, even ones with o rings just do not.
Tons of frustrated end users and thank the stupid designers.

: My wife keeps complaining that the water slowly drains out of the bathroom sinks. She wants to wash out some small clothes items, like stockings and a sweater, etc.

: The pop-up plugs just do not seem to seal tight enough; the seal is basically a flimsy piece of plastic or rubber. I replaced one with a new one to see if it made a difference, but it also slowly leaked out.

: Is there a secret to getting these plugs to seal tight so they don't leak ?

: I told her to wash them out in a small plastic tub, but she wants to use the sink.

: The only thing I can come up with is to get one of the old-fashioned rubber plugs (if I can find one to fit!) so she can use it in one of the sinks.

: Any help appreciated.

: Thanks !

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