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Thread: Lav draining well but.....

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    Default Lav draining well but.....

    Thanks to some great info from this site I've completed a basement bath remodel. I was excited to stress-test all my spiffy new plumbing. The toilet flushes like a mother and shower seems awesome.

    The lav surprised me. I was expecting whirlpools and sucking sounds and all that good stuff. The Moen faucet does *barely* gain ground on the drain. There is an overflow so I'm not really concerned - more surprised.

    Is this style of strainer the culprit? It was a nice, heavy brass/chromed piece - seemed very nice quality.

    Thanks,

    Scott
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    Yeah, a grid strainer can drain a little slower than a standard pop-up plunger.

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    That strainer combined with the faucet's stream hitting right on or near it is guaranteed to drain slow.

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