Originally Posted by MickeyTrain5
I have 2 bathroom and one outside kitchen sink that has a drain plug that goes into the sink but there is no way to leave the plug loose to allow water to drain out. If you take the plug out all together you get a straight unobstructed hole to the bottom of the sink pipe. Can anyone advise of some kind of strainer I can put over the hole to keep items from getting lost down the sink? I don't want to wrap any extra chains or wires anywhere because I have 3 boys under 9 and anything they can touch will get torn apart. I've added pictures for you to see what I have. Also the plug that I have at the widest appears to be 1 1/4 inches in diameter and tapers down from. I spent 45 mins today with my local Lowes plumbing advisor and he was completely at a lost on what to do. Thank you for any help.
Those plugs are designed to be raised a small amount to allow the water to drain out,,, with out totally removing the plug,,, that said I sure like the screens several folks have shown here !!!