How do I know what size sink strainer I need?

Don’t worry whether the strainer can fit your sink drain or not. The standard drain opening size is 3-1/2”, and some are 4”. This deep cup strainer can cover from 3-1/2” to 4” drain openings. If you are still concerned about the size, measure the diameter of your sink drain opening like below.

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Also question is, are all sink basket strainers the same size?

Kitchen sink basket strainers are the same size. The basket assembly can fit the sink drain opening every time. You don’t have to measure it, you don’t have to measure the size of your sink drain hole, this is the standard in the industry.

Keeping this in consideration, how do I install basket strainer?

Additionally, how do I measure for a replacement sink strainer?

How to Measure a Sink Drain Opening for a Crumb Cup

  1. Measure the drain opening across its widest part. This gives you the diameter of the drain circle.
  2. Insert the end of the measuring tape into the drain, beside the edge. …
  3. Note the measurements on a piece of paper and take them with you when you shop for a crumb cup.

How do you clean a pop-up sink drain?

Clean Your Pop-up Drain Stopper

  1. Take the horizontal ball rod out of the drain pipe. …
  2. Remove the stopper, then ditch the mess. …
  3. Soak everything in vinegar and scrub it clean. …
  4. Put the stopper back in the sink drain. …
  5. Reinstall the horizontal ball rod. …
  6. Reattach the clevis.

How do you fix a pop-up sink stopper?

How do you install a pop-up rod assembly?

How do you install a sink strainer?

Roll plumber’s putty between your hands into a rope the size of a pencil and wrap it around the lip of the kitchen sink drain opening. Press the kitchen sink strainer firmly down into the putty, add the rubber gasket, friction ring and locknut under the sink, and retighten the locknut.

How do you replace a sink stopper assembly?

How do you snake a pop-up drain?

What size pop up drain do I need?

You need to select a drain that is the same size or SMALLER than the hole in your sink. For example, if you have a sink with a drain hole of 1.75″, than any of the drains 1.25″, 1.5″, or 1.65″ will work. However, if you had a sink with a 1.25″ hole, then only the 1.25″ drain will work, the bigger drains will not fit.

Which is better silicone or plumbers putty?

Every household toolbox should contain plumber’s putty and silicone to fix plumbing issues like leaks in the tub, toilet, shower, sink, and other drains. The main difference between a plumber’s putty vs. silicone is that putty is easy to manipulate and remove while silicone hardens for better waterproofing.

Why won’t my pop-up plug stay down?

If the stopper moves as it should but doesn’t stay put, all you need to do is tighten the nut (turn it clockwise). If the action is too stiff, loosen the nut a little. Check the action and adjust until it feels about right.

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