How does Click Clack Waste Work?

In this blog post, you’ll read:A click clack waste is a type of basin waste that allows you to block the drain and fill your sink with water... and also opens the path for water to flow through the drain. In short, the goal of a click-clack waste is to let the water flow through the drain and block the water in the sink.

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Click Clack, Push Button, and Sprung… 3 different names, but all these names belong to the same waste. Most people know it as ‘Click Clack’ waste. In this article, you’re going to learn A to Z about click clack wastes. So, without wasting any time, let’s dig in…

What Is A Click Clack Waste?

click clack waste is a type of basin waste that allows you to block the drain and fill your sink with water… and also opens the path for water to flow through the drain. In short, the goal of a click-clack waste is to let the water flow through the drain and block the water in the sink.

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Washbasin Waste


There are two types of click-clack wastes. Those are Slotted and Unslotted. A slotted waste has holes as slots on either side. And there is no hole in the unslotted waste’s body.

Inside Out

A click-clack waste is made of several parts. You’ll get solid brass as the primary material and a 100% non-rustable chrome plating finish from us. 

You can see a “disc” type thing at the head of the waste. This is the “push button.” You can unscrew it by undoing its spins. Right underneath the button, there is a brass thing; looks like a big gun bullet. It’s the “Stopper.” The main mechanism is happening inside of the stopper

If you disassemble the stopper, you’ll discover a ring, a piston with a heart-shaped groove on it, and a bent metal rod.

Without the button and the stopper, the rest thing is the waste body. Besides, there are spinning threads on the body, a washer, and a hexagonal nut are available to tighten the waste with the basin hole. 

How Does Click Clack Waste Work

Click Clack waste is a type of basin wastes that comes with two functionalities, ‘open’ and ‘close’. When you push it once, it’ll close the drain entrance that allows you to fill the sink with water. For your second push, the push button will pops-up and opens the path… that lets the water flow from your basin through the drain. 

Above all, you know what a click-clack waste does. But I don’t know how…

You may remember the stopper and other components inside of it. There are a heart-shaped groove piston and a bent metal rod. These two do the job. 

Now, think of the heart’s shape, there are two equal curves on the top, and they meet at the same point by going narrow down. This shape is grooved on the piston. On the other hand, the metal rod has two curvy ends. One goes inside the stopper and is placed right onto the piston’s notch to perform jig jag. The other end stays on a bit outside of the plug for stability.

The push-button is connected to the stopper, actually with the piston. When you push the button, the piston goes down, and the rod comes up from the right side notch of the heart… and stuck on top curves. As a result, the waste blocks drain and stop water from flowing.

Similarly, for your next push, the curve leaves the rod, and it slides downwards from the left. Therefore, the push button pops up, and the drain opens for water to flow.

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Do I Need Slotted Click Clack Waste or Unslotted?

Look inside your basin hole to see if there are two more small holes (on both sides). These are overflow holes. If yes, then you need the slotted waste, else unslotted one. Let’s make it clearer to you.

Assume that you set the waste at a “close” state to fill up your sink with water. You turned on the tap but forgot to turn it off. Your sink will be complete, and then there will be unwanted flooding. If you use the slotted waste, then the extra water will drain away through the overflow holes after filling the sink.

If you think you will face the same problem in the future… and your basin has overflowed, then you need the slotted click-clack waste. Otherwise, select the unslotted waste.

Difference Between Click Clack Waste And Pop-Up Waste

“Click-clack” waste and “Pop-Up” waste both do the same thing. However, their approach to work is not the same. The Pop-Up basin waste is operated with a lever located at the rear of the tap. On the other hand, click-clack wastes don’t need any help from a lever. You can simply control it by pressing the button down. 

To clarify, with lever its “Pop-Up” and without lever, it’s become “Click-clack.”

Something More You Should Know

Uses and Benefits

Click Clack basin wastes are perfect for kitchen use. Because if you have lots of dishes to wash… you can fill up your sink with water by closing the drain with the help of the waste… and you can do it easily without wasting any extra water. Besides, slotted ones will give you the additional advantage of overflow prevention. 

They are your good ally in the kitchen. However, they can do a great job also in your other basins.

Cleaning and Installation

Another best part about click clack waste is, there is no hard work need to clean it. You can easily unscrew the push button and the stopper and clean them. You can follow our “Basin Waste Cleaning Guide” for a detailed solution.

 If you want to install or replace the waste, please contact us or follow our Basin Waste Installation Guide.


After reading all this, you can understand that why click clack waste is favorite to all. It works just as well as it looks. So, choosing and using it… is a good decision. But be careful at slotted and unslotted confusion

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