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Thread: Pop Up Drain in Vessel Sink Drains Slowly

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    Default Pop Up Drain in Vessel Sink Drains Slowly

    I have a vessel sink that drains slowly. I figured it was the lack of positive pressure. I have a pop up drain with just two small oval openings for water and air to go through. Any recommendations on how to get past this problem on a sink with no overflow? Thanks.

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    Can you modify the popup so it rises higher. Most popups are a disc that move up and down. How about a picture of the installed drain.

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    many of the older designs can't be raised more...some of the pop ups are on the rod wrong by 180 degrees...

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    Default Pop Up Drain pictures

    Here is a picture of the relatively new drain from inside the bowl and below the vanity. It looks like I can raise the threads.
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    that's a common problem. it's not a regular popup. they tend to drain slower than a normal lav sink drain. I have even seen the slam shut when draining a full sink.

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    Thanks for everyone's input. It's too bad if we have a drain with that problem. Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement pop up drain? Thanks.

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    If you don't plan on filling it, you could try a grid strainer.

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