Bathroom Faucet & Overflow Sink Help

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I called a plumber to install a new bathroom faucet since my old one is messed up. He will be out in a few days.

My prior faucet is has a pull up drain stopper in the back of the faucet.

The new faucet that I purchased has a push button drain assembly, but when I searched around on the internet it looks like this is for overflow sinks. The pipe has holes in it.

My sink doesn't have an overflow hole in it. I'm assuming that I would need to buy a new non-overflow pipe to make everything work correctly with the new fixture.

My main question is this. If I purchase a different faucet with a pull up drain stopper in the back, can I just keep my original drain pipe, stopper Etc. and just have the plumber connect the metal rod from the new faucet to the existing horizontal thing that the metal rods connects to and just skip buying the pipe and installed the new push button stopper Etc? Should most of the metal rods be universal in length Etc?

The reason I ask is because my drain stopper now is metal and really nice. The one that I would replace it with is plastic. I would also rather have the plumber do less removal of items Etc.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
 

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The plumber most likely could leave your existing pop up drain in place if you chose to do so.

The new one would most likely work as well if you wanted it.

A lavatory doesn’t necessarily need an overflow to use a drain with overflow holes. It depends on how the sink is made ultimately.
 

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The plumber most likely could leave your existing pop up drain in place if you chose to do so.

The new one would most likely work as well if you wanted it.

A lavatory doesn’t necessarily need an overflow to use a drain with overflow holes. It depends on how the sink is made ultimately.
I was kind of thinking about the plumber just leaving the old drain in place and that we just don't use it at all. We normally never close the drain to make it so the water fills the sink. I can just have him disconnect the old pull thing from the faucet and leave the horizontal metal connection piece it connects to just in case we ever get a different drain Etc.

Do you think will that work?
 

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I was kind of thinking about the plumber just leaving the old drain in place and that we just don't use it at all. We normally never close the drain to make it so the water fills the sink. I can just have him disconnect the old pull thing from the faucet and leave the horizontal metal connection piece it connects to just in case we ever get a different drain Etc.

Do you think will that work?
If the new faucet has a conventional pop up drain, yes you could just leave your old one in place and connect your new faucets lift rod.
 
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