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How To Install a Pop-up Basin Waste?

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You look worried. Either your basin waste isn’t working well, and you want to replace it… or you’re going to do a new setup… but you don’t know how to do it, do you?

Throw away the anxieties and follow this step-by-step guide on how you can install your pop-up basin waste. So, let’s start straight away without wasting any time.

Introduction To The Pop-up Waste

Since you’re about to install a pop-up waste, so, before that, it is important to know the waste and learn a bit about its parts.

If you buy the waste online, then inspect it immediately after delivery. However, there’s a chance of getting damaged product sometime. Unbox it… check all parts look good or not… push on top 3/4 times to check if the machine is working well.

You have the waste in your hand now. There is a cap type thing on the head of the waste, and it’s a “push-button sprung plug.” You can unscrew it by undoing the spins anticlockwise.

There’s a brass thing installed; it’s the “stopper.” Don’t unscrew it now. It would help if you took it off only when you need to clean up your pop-up basin waste. The stopper moves up and down for your every push on the push button. It allows the water to flow through the sink when it’s up and retain the water in the basin when it’s in down condition.

There are spinning threads outside of the waste body; this area is “threaded chrome.” Besides, there are two more things available with the waste. There is an O sized rubber attached there, and it’s the rubber “washer.” And right after that, a plastic hexagonal nut is also added to tighten up the waste with the basin.

Basin Waste Drains
Basin Waste Drains

Things You Need Before Start

Make sure you have these tools close to your hand before starting the installation.

The Pop-Up waste

An Adjustable Spanner

Silicone Sealant

Piece of Dry Cloth

POP-UP Basin Waste Installation Guide

You got the tools and waste. Follow these steps now to install the pop-up waste in your basin:

Step 1: Ready the Basin First

Firstly, if it’s possible, then take off the basin from the top. It will provide you even better access to the lower side of the basin, and you can move it comfortably. 

Secondly, clean up the center hole of the basin. You can use water to clean it. Next, take the piece of cloth and wipe that area gently. Make sure it’s completely dry. Otherwise, there will be a problem in tightening the waste. However, there’ll be a chance of leakage. 

Step 2: Disassemble the Waste

The waste is maybe assembled. You need to disassemble it before setting it up. Unscrew the push button by undoing the spins. In the same vein, take the hex nut and washer off from the body.

Step 3: Smear Some Silicone Sealant

Actually, there’s a possibility of getting leaks between the waste and the hole if you don’t do anything there. However, the waste can be shaky if it’s not hardened there.

That’s why we recommend applying silicone sealant there. You can use a sealant gun to do that. Or if you don’t have the sealant gun, then you can do it with your hands. Spread a coating of silicone sealant around the opening of the plughole in the basin. This will help you to tighten the waste correctly without any leakage

Step 4: Place It Now

You can see two rectangular slots on the waste body. Have a look at the basin hole, and there are also similar type holes are available. These holes are known as “overflow holes,” which prevents water from overflowing.

Insert the waste in the basin hole now. Most importantly, assure that the overflow holes of both basin and waste are aligned with each other. 

Step 5: Apply Silicone Sealant At The Bottom

The waste body has come out of the basin hole at the bottom. Apply some silicone sealant between the gaps of the hole and waste at the bottom of the basin.

Step 6: Screw Up

Insert the rubber washer from the bottom, now followed by the hexagonal nut. Screw the hex nut with your hand as much as possible. You can hold the head side of the waste with one hand and try to tighten the nut up. When it’s hand tight, you can use the adjustable spanner to tighten it more. 

Step 7: Wiping 

You may have noticed that extra silicon sealants have come out from the gaps after tightening the hex nut. Use the piece of cloth and wipe that excess silicon from both the upper and lower sides of the waste. 

Step 8: Refit The Basin 

Please leave the basin for some time to dry the silicon correctly. After that, you can place the basin right where it was. Make sure you set the basin in the correct direction as it was before. 

Step 9: Set The Push Button

You can set the push button to the waste now. If it has any cover, then remove it and place it at the top of the stopper. Make it hand tight by screwing it clockwise, don’t make it too tight; hand tight would be well enough. 

Dirty In Sink Strainer
Dirty In Sink Strainer

Final Step: Test It

All your hard work will now be judged. If you have previously installed a drain, then you can attach the trap with the waste directly. Fit the trap nut with the threaded body of the waste, and it’s good to go.

Firstly, to test it, hit the push button several times and see it’s going down and coming up nicely or not. After that, pour some water into the basin to check it’s flowing well or not through the waste. And also, check for leakage. [If the trap is not there… place a bowl under the basin to protect your house from flooding.

If you have completed the above steps in a row and the waste passed the tests… then Congratulations, you have successfully installed the pop-up basin waste.

In sum, it’s not a difficult task, and you don’t need any plumbers to do this… because you’ve done it already by yourself. Follow our blogs for more plumbing helps. And if you want to buy any brass valves, then Contact Us

Clean Dirty Waste Stopper
Clean Dirty Waste Stopper

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