The ‘waste’ refers to the tube which fixes to the base of the sink or bath and allows the waste water to flow. Another use for it is to use it as a barrier to block the pipes so you can fill up your basin with water. And a waste is required for all bathroom basins, designed to fit snug within the standard hole located in your basin.
(1)Knowing what a overflow
Before choosing a basin waste, you should know clearly about your basin whether has a overflow. The overflow looks like a small hole set at the back of the basin,just under the tap. So when the water fills up the basin and begins to get too full, the overflow will drain the excess water away.
(2)Choosing a slotted or unslotted basin waste
If your basin has a overflow ,the slotted basin waste will be needed. Otherwise, you can select an unslotted waste .A simple way to remember is just to match the number of holes.
(3)The types of basin waste
Once you know which waste you need, you can choose your plug design.There are lots of different types, they all do the same thing,but the ways are varies.
A Click Clack Waste
Click clack waste is the most popular used wastes with a simple design .You simply push down on the stopper once to close it and click it again to open it. Click clack wastes are also referred to as push button wastes or sprung plug.
A Flip Top Waste
This is a circular shaped object that is hinged on either side vertically. When you rotate the stopper and water can flow through or be stopped for filling the basin.
A Pop-Up Waste
The typical characteristics of this waste is the lever operation. The lever is pulled up to lower the waste stopper, or pushed down to act as a barrier.
A Plug and Chain Waste?
The most traditional form of waste which consists of a brass plug that is connected to a chain that can be moved to cover the waste hole or put to one side when not being used. However, most of the modern basins don’t have a hole for the chain to be fitted to. Before buy it, please know your basins clearly.