Can you help me fix this problem with an old sink?
March 6, 2011 10:34 AM Subscribe
Just moved into a new place, and the oldschool sink (1910s?) has a weird area that collects dirty water. It is, in a word, gross. Anyone have experience with this kind of sink, or suggestions on what to do with it? Pictures of the offending sink inside.
posted by hwickline to home & garden (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So there's this reservoir underneath a grate that is intended to hold a chain for a stopper on the sink (it's the rectangle in this photo
and water gets splashed into it and just sits there, eventually filling it up, and it's just nasty.
What's going on here? Is there supposed to be a hole at the bottom of that reservoir that drains that water out (I don't think this is the case, since I don't see how it would connect to the drainpipe under the sink)? Is this just extremely poor design?
Anyone else have a sink like this? A link to a place where I can buy a piece that would effectively plug this hole? Or some other ingenious solution to this problem?
Here's a fuller picture of the sink
for context if that's useful to you in answering. Thanks!