Old Kitchen Sink Drain question


Old 03-21-06, 12:16 PM
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Old Kitchen Sink Drain question

We are considering purchasing an old "Farmers" type kitchen sink for our Victorian kitchen renovation. There is one currently listed on ebay here:


New these run $ 800+, so this would be a very good deal (even if we need to have it cleaned up and fixed). However, my concern is with the drain size. The seller indicates "the outside of the drain is 3 inch-the drain pipe is 1 1/2-thanks".

I know the 1 1/2" is normal size, but everything else I'm seeing for the drain basket is 3 1/2". Would this be correct? Was there a 3" drain available at one point in time? Our only concern is being eventually able to add a food waste disposal to this unit.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-22-06, 06:54 PM
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It is not clear whether the 3" is the hole opening or the diameter of the flange on the basket. I would ask the seller if the drain accepts a standard sink drain basket.

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