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Old 03-16-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Overflow for sinks.......

Just out of curiosity, why isnt there any overflow things in the sinks??? Just like in the bathroom sinks at home?
Last year, first year of me owning a TT, i almost flooded it twice. Once in the bathroom(forgot the water was on) and it came out.once in the kitchen. Luckilly the second drain took over from the other side.

This year i will be installing a dishwasher connection at the pvc piping and drilling holes in the sinks to install overflows(im a single parent with a 5 year old).

Is there a plumber out there? How and what to use at the sink end????
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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Bath sinks are made of plastic for cost and weight. They are very easy to take out and to replace with a 'house' model. You do not need a plumber. take it out and take it into Home Depot and tell them you want something the same size and plumbing, but with a over flow drain. Watch a couple of u tube videos.

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Old 03-17-2014, 12:04 AM   #3
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Thats the thing, i want to keep the sinks ...
Anybody else...?

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Old 03-17-2014, 12:11 AM   #4
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I'm sure it could be done, but I've never seen it done. Definitely would be a first. I would probably use some sort of barbed plastic fitting, then shape it to the contour of the underside of the sink (where the hole you drill is), and epoxy in place with something compatible to the sink plastic. Barbed fitting because I'm assuming you'd use some sort of hose to tie into the dishwasher drain fitting. Only fitting I can think of right now has barbed one end for a hose, NPT on the other. I'm sure I could find something at HD or Lowes that would work.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:35 AM   #5
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The down side to this is that if the water is left running and the overflow works you could fill the holding tank and then the water will overflow into the trailer anyway.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:46 AM   #6
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Caper, im at the park most of the year. My black tank is the only one thats being shut over the weekend and drained late sunday.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:26 AM   #7
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Might look a little crude but they make gasketed bungs to install into drilled holes. Flat gasket surface on the nipple end, threaded pass through, gasket and a nut on the other side. Make sure to get one large enough to match the flow rate of the faucet or you'll defeat the purpose. The nut side will be exposed in the sink but painted to match the sink it would look like it belongs.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:43 AM   #8
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The (Stopper) has to be Manually placed in the Drain hole. If it is Not placed or stored in the sinks why would a Overflow be required? Youroo!!
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