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Old 11-12-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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Drain stopper in bathroom sink suggestions

I'm not sure if this has been covered before, but the sink stopper in some of the bathroom sink tubs is particularly awful. When removed, you have a huge ring-eating hole in your sink. When installed, no water can drain. Is there a version that sticks 1/4" above the drain that can be installed? One that goes up and down to open and close the drain? Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Pictured below is the style of drain plug that I have.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:08 PM   #2
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I took that stopper out and put in a small screen cup from Lowe's. They also sell a small stopper that would work with the screen,
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I took that stopper out and put in a small screen cup from Lowe's. They also sell a small stopper that would work with the screen,

A screen would work, however I was hoping not to have to swap every time I wanted to plug the drain. Having one or the other on the counter is not ideal (and kinda gross).


I suppose I'm looking to keep the stopper inside the drain at all times and be able to pull it up & down like my bathroom sink at home. My home bathroom sink uses friction to hold the drain open/closed.


The kitchen sink drain in the same RV uses the standard home strainer that you twist 90 degrees to open/close. Why not something on a smaller scale for the bathroom?
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As i said, they have a small stopper. It would work with the screen still in place.
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I'm not sure if this has been covered before, but the sink stopper in some of the bathroom sink tubs is particularly awful. When removed, you have a huge ring-eating hole in your sink. When installed, no water can drain. Is there a version that sticks 1/4" above the drain that can be installed? One that goes up and down to open and close the drain? Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Pictured below is the style of drain plug that I have.
Did you turn your stopper after lifting? There is a notch to hold the stopper up enough for water to drain.
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Search for “LASALLE BRISTOL 65SPR1303”

It is very inexpensive.

This drain assembly has threads long enough to work for those thick RV sinks, or it can be used for thin sinks. The stopper holds its position with two “springy” plastic pieces that keep it in place with friction. The tailpiece portion of the drain has a built-in plastic strainer about 1-1/2” down from the top flange, so you can’t lose the smallest of rings.

I can suggest other, more expensive drain assemblies used for residential installations, but for an RV, what I have suggested is really all you need.

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Old 11-13-2018, 06:55 AM   #7
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Not sure what you're looking for but we use these at home in stoppers that we have the hair catching stoppers installed.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07B7VNV...9-cb1ec01c90a7
Another alternative might be one of these
https://smile.amazon.com/Strainer-Ca...+stopper&psc=1
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As i said, they have a small stopper. It would work with the screen still in place.
These are what I used. Simple, but effective:

https://www.amazon.com/Keeney-PP820-...ds=Sink+screen


https://www.amazon.com/Hestya-Stoppe...+stopper&psc=1
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I'm not sure if this has been covered before, but the sink stopper in some of the bathroom sink tubs is particularly awful. When removed, you have a huge ring-eating hole in your sink. When installed, no water can drain. Is there a version that sticks 1/4" above the drain that can be installed? One that goes up and down to open and close the drain? Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Pictured below is the style of drain plug that I have.

Even though ours has the ability to stay half opened, I don't mess with it. I only keep the plug in while stored. When I am camping, I remove the plug and drop in a drain screen. I keep the plug in the medicine cabinet in case someone needs to fill the sink with water and also to make sure it doesn't get lost.

Darn those upside down photos lol
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Did you turn your stopper after lifting? There is a notch to hold the stopper up enough for water to drain.
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Yes, I did. The drain hole in the bathroom is smooth and contains no notches or outcroppings to catch the plug. It just falls in freely and plugs the drain, no matter what position.
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