BargainUniverse® 40mm HEAVY CHROME PLATED BASIN SINK POP UP PLUG : Right diameter for me, wrong length

Effective replacement basin plug. It seals the basin well, and yet allows the flow to exit properly, once the height has been correctly set. This generic part fits most of the standard 1 1/4′ (32mm) pipe pop-up basin wastes with the usual tapered seat. The o-ring seal (40mm outside diameter) is an inexpensive standard spare available in most builders merchant both trade and retail, but should last a decade or more in normal use. The vertical adjustment is slightly less than might be expected, but fits all of my applications; three different wash-basins (ideal standard, twyford modus and wickes) and a bidet (ideal standard). The metal parts are brass, and the chrome plating seems to be thick enough; the domed face is even protected during storage and shipping by a foam pad. The plastic ring trap is the same as on two of my original plugs and those traps survived a few decades without damage. However, it only has three wings (like the vast majority of replacements currently on sale) whereas three of my four originals had four wings, which means that it tends to fall slightly to one side instead of popping straight up in the centre of the waste hole. This does not look so good, and along with the limited adjustment range lost it the star. I chose to fit these replacements because years of cleaning off the hard water crust had ruined the chrome on the originals, and one of those also had a stupidly expensive washer that was less effective than the o-ring system.

Is well made for the money and would be fine as a replacement or new fit. The item is well made for the money and would be fine as a replacement or new fit. Unfortunately for me i got this assuming my sink waste was standard size but i found out it is smaller so this item is too big for my sink. I decided it was just not worth the hassle of returning it and so am still using my old 1 which apperas to be a bit better now.

Simple product that works as described. Adjusted to fit my sink; have had this in place for a lengthy period of time now, and never had any problems. It has not lost its shine either.

Key specs for BargainUniverse® 40mm HEAVY CHROME PLATED BASIN SINK POP UP PLUG:

  • Basin Pop Up Plug
  • Solid Brass in Chrome
  • For 1 1/4″(32mm) standard size basin waste
  • Height adjustable,Min 6cm,Max 8cm
  • 40mm in diameter

Comments from buyers

“Effective replacement basin plug, Good replacement for the original but, I Shall Give This A Plug!”

Good replacement for the original but. These were replacements for 2 old pop-up plugs where the screw threads had rusted and seized. They were an exact fit for the plug hole. My only reservation (hence 4 stars not 5) was that the locking nut rusted after only a few days. This surprised me but i don’t know if it is to be expected. However, i applied some rust treatment and the problem appears to be solved.

Effective replacement basin plug. It seals the basin well, and yet allows the flow to exit properly, once the height has been correctly set. This generic part fits most of the standard 1 1/4′ (32mm) pipe pop-up basin wastes with the usual tapered seat. The o-ring seal (40mm outside diameter) is an inexpensive standard spare available in most builders merchant both trade and retail, but should last a decade or more in normal use. The vertical adjustment is slightly less than might be expected, but fits all of my applications; three different wash-basins (ideal standard, twyford modus and wickes) and a bidet (ideal standard). The metal parts are brass, and the chrome plating seems to be thick enough; the domed face is even protected during storage and shipping by a foam pad. The plastic ring trap is the same as on two of my original plugs and those traps survived a few decades without damage. However, it only has three wings (like the vast majority of replacements currently on sale) whereas three of my four originals had four wings, which means that it tends to fall slightly to one side instead of popping straight up in the centre of the waste hole. This does not look so good, and along with the limited adjustment range lost it the star. I chose to fit these replacements because years of cleaning off the hard water crust had ruined the chrome on the originals, and one of those also had a stupidly expensive washer that was less effective than the o-ring system.

Half the price of b and q and same quality. Perfect fit, good quality chrome basin pop up waste plug. Fitted in minutes but i would advise that you clean the waste with viakal and give it a good brush with an old toothbrush before fitting new plug, especially at the top where the o ring seals. The exact same plug in b and q is £8.

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  1. This review is from : BargainUniverse® 40mm HEAVY CHROME PLATED BASIN SINK POP UP PLUG

    It’s ok but it doesn’t fit the plug hole properly – wobbles about until closed then ok.
  2. This review is from : BargainUniverse® 40mm HEAVY CHROME PLATED BASIN SINK POP UP PLUG

    It’s ok but it doesn’t fit the plug hole properly – wobbles about until closed then ok.
    1. I replaced 2 old plastic ones with these. They’re good, feel more substantial and seal better than the original ones.
  3. This review is from : BargainUniverse® 40mm HEAVY CHROME PLATED BASIN SINK POP UP PLUG

    I replaced 2 old plastic ones with these. They’re good, feel more substantial and seal better than the original ones.
  4. This review is from : BargainUniverse® 40mm HEAVY CHROME PLATED BASIN SINK POP UP PLUG

    Urgently needed plug for bathroom sink. I received this plug very quickly and it fits perfectly thank you 👍.
  5. This review is from : BargainUniverse® 40mm HEAVY CHROME PLATED BASIN SINK POP UP PLUG

    Urgently needed plug for bathroom sink. I received this plug very quickly and it fits perfectly thank you 👍.
    1. Does a fine jobremember to adjust it. Noticed pop up sink drain wasn’t doing what it’s supposed to do i. Turned out that the screw spindle had somehow broken off at the base and the old plug wasn’t being lifted. Ordered one of these and pleased to say it does the job perfectly. Remember to adjust the spindle to the correct length (very simple) or the plug won’t reach down far enough to be contacted by the lifting mechanism.
  6. This review is from : BargainUniverse® 40mm HEAVY CHROME PLATED BASIN SINK POP UP PLUG

    Does a fine jobremember to adjust it. Noticed pop up sink drain wasn’t doing what it’s supposed to do i. Turned out that the screw spindle had somehow broken off at the base and the old plug wasn’t being lifted. Ordered one of these and pleased to say it does the job perfectly. Remember to adjust the spindle to the correct length (very simple) or the plug won’t reach down far enough to be contacted by the lifting mechanism.

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