Quick Tip – How to Plug a Drain

I have a beautiful, but old, enameled cast iron sink. I love it, but it can’t hold water. No matter how much I fiddle with with the stoppers there is always a slow leak that drains the sink in a few hours. If you’re using your sink as a hot/cold water bath or trying to soak equipment, a leaky drain is a death knell for productivity. I’m sure I’m not alone in this problem so here’s a an fix.

  • Cut a small piece of cling wrap – big enough enough to cover the drain with a little extra. If you cut the piece too large (like in my picture) it will float and you might accidentally snag it while working which will break the seal and start to drain the sink.
  • Place it squarely over the drain.
  •  Put the stopper in and fill the sink. No more slow leak!

 

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