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  1. michael12345

    michael12345 New Member

    Hi - looking for something suitable to simply cover the hole for the sink overflow. I don't need it connected up to the waste so just want to use somehing to fill it and make it look nicer.

    Could anyone recommend something? The hole is approx 30mm wide.

    Many Thanks

  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You can buy a cheap overflow kit , you get everything you dont want lol , but they come with the plastic/chrome bit you need
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  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Electrical blind grommet??
  4. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

  5. Stigster

    Stigster Plumber

  6. michael12345

    michael12345 New Member

    Thank you for all the great suggestions!

    Sorry if it's a stupid question but based on the picture posted, if I was to get some sort of stopper, would I need access from behind the sink in order to successfully be able to screw the item on?

    Many Thanks
  7. Stigster

    Stigster Plumber

    You would need to get one hand in behind the sink to do the nut up on the back of the blanking plug. Usually this is just about accessible because an overflow and overflow pipe would normally be fitted there. Failing that, you could silicone the blanking plug in with some silicone/sealant just from the front. As it will not be required to hold pressure this should suffice if access is impossible.
  8. michael12345

    michael12345 New Member

    Ok fantastic, thank you very much! Will try that! :)
  9. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    Any waste pope through a joist should be banned imho void house insurance . Get so fed up with this low level tray nonsense from customers its getting daft now.
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