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Why Do Sinks Have An Overflow Hole Which Is Not Very Good?
22 May 2018, 17:27
Mystery Hour Question
Name: Bob, Forest Row
Question: Why do sinks have an overflow hole which is not very good?
Answer: James O'Brien
If the overflow hole worked better, it would increase the risks of taps running forever, which would waste water.
The overflow hole therefore acts as a cushion for some overflow, but not for the endless running of water.