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    Red, a lot of the newer lavs no longer have an integral overflow. They have decided that the overflow passage is a good place for bacteria to propagate.
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    I guess I am out of the loop. Who makes a lav drain that would replace that Ikea? What do they call it? I'm not trying to be a smartass (on this occasion), I am really curious.

    On another note, I don't see where that plastic tube is any more sanitary than an integral overflow. I can see where it would make the lavs cheaper to manufacture, though.

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    Just bumping this up to the top because I really am curious. Who makes a drain assembly to replace that & what is it called?

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    You would have to make it up with a combination of sh40 and/or tubular components. The most critical ones to find are the overflow / drain strainer. The offsets, tee, flexible tailpiece etc are pretty common in tubular.

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    and I'm wondering how you're supposed to mount an actual 1-hole faucet with the overflow fitting in the way.
    Romeo and Atlanta, MI

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    That is a lot of tubing above the trap, so some day you may start getting "odors" when you turn the faucet on, and have to "decontaminate" the tubing to get rid of them.
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    The Ikea lav top installed.














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    I like the wide bowl but it does look like a PITA to access the faucet clamp.
    If nothing ever enters the overflow--which is the norm--then nothing will "grow" in the pipe, right?
    Romeo and Atlanta, MI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post

    Terry. Forgive me, I'm still learning. But that black 2" ABS 90 connecting into the 1 1/4" (?) trap -- what kind of washer is inside the abs to make the water tight seal into the 1 1/4 ? Or rather, is there a specific name of the ABS that comes with that reducing compression (?) ring ?

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    The 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" slip joint washer.
    Normally we use a 1.5" trap and use that washer on top for the 1.25" tailpiece.
    My son James did this one; it may have been a spacing thing as to why he went with a 1.25" trap.

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    your awesomeness knows no bounds. Thanks for the handy illustration.

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    I have installed 2 Ikea brand vanities with all their non-standard connectors and pieces. I vowed never to install them again. It's not that I cannot do the job; these things just don't scream "no liability" to me. On one of them, I had to rig it to match up with an existing drain from the wall... the white piping "looks" like it is 1 1/2" but it is metric size. It wouldn't fit into an 1 1/2" ABS trap adapter.

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