What is a kitchen sink "Waste Kit", "Overflow Waste Kit" & "Plumbing Kit"?


Kitchen Waste Kit

The Kitchen Waste Kit is most often called 'the plug' by those not in the industry. The Waste Kit consists of the 'plug' and housing unit of the plug.

There are many different types of waste kits, some examples include a tradition plug waste kit, covered waste kit, basket strainer waste kit and chain plug waste kit.


Overflow Waste Kit

The Overflow Waste Kit is a precautionary safety feature of a kitchen sink, most commonly fitted to a single bowl sink but also found on sinks with multiple bowls. If the sink bowl fills up, the overflow waste seal and pipes allows water to escape to eliminate possible flooding.

The coloured cover is often decorative rather than functional and is sometimes available in different finishes. This may need to be purchased separately to the overflow waste kit.

Plumbing Kit

A Plumbing kit is the larger pipework that connects the waste kit to your household discharge pipework to take waste water away.

Plumbing kits are available for multiple bowls, depending on your bowl configuration the pipe work will connect a single bowl, bowl and a half, two bowl or even three bowl kitchen sink.

Some plumbing kits also come with spigots to allow the connection of appliances such as a dishwasher or a washing machine so that the water can be discharged through the same pipework.

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