Plumbing in the Home/Pop up assembly

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My bathroom sink dates from the 40's.  I had it resurfaced and put in a new pop up.  The lip of the drain is too narrow and there is an ugly ring...can I buy a brass pop up with a wider lip...it is a brass/gold finish

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The pop assembly is an industry standardized dimension. By that I mean the hole in the sink basin has to be the same for all sinks in a particular category. (kitchen, bathroom, bar sinks ect...) The flange for the pop up can vary slightly but usually a manufacturer will not vary to much so his product will work in 99% of the basins out there. There are  pop ups available in a multitude of finishes and again, some are slightly larger. I would measure what you want to cover and go to the local Home Depot of plumbing supply store and to to find one that will do the job. I have noticed that it doesn't matter what the pop up is made of, it usually varies with a particular design or series.

On an other note if the ring you are referring to is a rust rind, try using a product like "iron out: or "C-R-L" to remove it

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Jay Nicholas

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Plumbing & Heating (warm air, hot water & steam heat)

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40 years in the business, 35 years as a lic. master plumber in NY State. Retired

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Graduated Magna cum laude at the School of Hard Knocks

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Commercial, residential and light industrial. You name it ...I have probably worked on it

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