Are sink strainers all the same size?

Kitchen sink basket strainers are the same size. The basket assembly can fit the sink drain opening every time. You don’t have to measure it, you don’t have to measure the size of your sink drain hole, this is the standard in the industry.

How do I keep my sink strainer from spinning?

To keep the sink strainer from turning, insert either a special basket strainer wrench (photo above) or needle nose pliers (photo to right) into the strainer opening. Once the strainer locknut is loose, unscrew it by hand and remove the tailpiece and nylon washer.

How do you replace a strainer basket in a kitchen sink?


  1. Remove the Sink Strainer. Start by removing the pipes that are connected to the old sink strainer.
  2. Prepare the Drain and Sink Strainer. Clean the area around the sink opening before installing the new strainer.
  3. Apply Plumber’s Putty.
  4. Secure the New Sink Strainer.
  5. Reinstall the Drain Pipes.

How do I know what size sink strainer I need?

Don’t worry whether the strainer can fit your sink drain or not. The standard drain opening size is 3-1/2”, and some are 4”. This deep cup strainer can cover from 3-1/2” to 4” drain openings. If you are still concerned about the size, measure the diameter of your sink drain opening like below.

Are kitchen sink strainers a standard size?

There are two main standard sizes for sink drains, 3 1/2 inches and 4 inches. For that reason, most kitchen sink strainer products are made to fit diameters of 3 inches to 4 inches.

How do you measure sink plug size?

To determine the right size of plug, you need to measure the diameter of the drain mesh or the underside of your current plug. Then you’ll be able to shop for the style of sink plug you want and be able to choose the right size the first time.

What is plumber’s putty?

Plumber’s putty is a malleable, clay-like compound that creates a watertight seal by filling in the space under a flange to prevent water from seeping through. The product is ideal for setting faucets, sink basket strainers, shower and pop-up drains.