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gourmetlea

05:57PM | 01/28/05
Member Since: 01/27/05
2 lifetime posts
We have just installed a sink with no overflow and have, therefore, installed a vessel drain pipe with a drain in sink that just has holes but does not close with a plunger. If we fill the sink with water it goes out very freely. If we only put a small amount of water in it is very slow and seeps out. Do we need some sort of drain that has an air filter? Any suggestions???

LonnythePlumber

05:26PM | 01/29/05
I'm too thick-headed to fully understand your situation. Am I to understand that you have a lavatory in which you have installed a grid strainer, and that some water remains in the bottom of the bowl for a little while?

If you used a sponge gasket under the strainer they can keep the grid up to high. Use silicone. I'm not aware of an air filter or even understand how that would help. A little water would not close up the pipe like a full blast of water and would therefore leave room for air to pass by the draining water. I believe you are saying you have a slow drain when you don't use much water. Is that correct?

gourmetlea

03:40PM | 01/31/05
Member Since: 01/27/05
2 lifetime posts
We talked to a local plumber and he advised that we had air bubbles in the drain which was slowing the water down and it was something we would have to live with. After some thought I suggested that we take the aerator out of the faucet and see what happened....we did....it corrected the situation as we did not have the air and bubbles in the water as it went to the drain.

LonnythePlumber

03:59PM | 01/31/05
I almost feel like you are teasing me. Air bubbles in a drain causing the water to drain slow when it is run into the basin slow? And it's cured by eliminating the faucet aerator?

BV010704

11:58AM | 02/28/16
The answer is to add a special type of valve below the drain that compensates for the lack of air flow. This is a common issue with vessel sinks. Check out the You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foKPJoQ8_ZQ



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