recommendations for a kitchen sink basket strainer

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  1. Michl

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    Could anyone recommend a good basket strainer? I could buy a simple sink strainer but I think flatmates etc will not use it - I will have more success replacing existing waste with a basket strainer. Could anyone recommend a good basket strainer? It's a stainless steel kitchen sink, like picture from here:

    http://www.diynot.com/forums/plumbi...te-with-basket-strainer-waste.330964/#2457212

    except my measurements are 45mm and 85mm
     
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    A basket strainer has it's own dedicated cut out, with a rim size of (I think)
    115mm.
    They have a 1 1/2" diameter outlet.
    It's most unlikely for your existing overflow to be solvent welded - more like just a tight push fit.
    John :)
     
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    are basket strainers universal, ie; do they fit standard sinks?
     
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    They are a universal size, and fit sinks with the appropriate size hole......not yours, I'm afraid.
    Generalising though, on a 1 1/2 bowl sink, the strainer fits the 1/2 bowl, not the main one.
    Of course there are exceptions.....sinks meant to utilise a waste disposal unit have the same size hole as the strainer.
    John :)
     
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    ok thanks for the help, that's a shame... I don't want to change sink so will just get a insert strainer.
     
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    Nice one AL! That could sort the issue for him......McAlpine is first class gear too.
    John :)
     
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