A Step-by-Step Guide to Drilling For Pop Waste Units in Lauxes Grates

  • Jul 31st, 2023
  • By: erin.a@lauxesproducts.com.au


In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of drilling for a pop waste in a Lauxes Grate. Achieve the perfect hole with ease and precision by following our step-by-step instructions.

1: Choose the Right Pop Waste Unit Size

Before you begin, ensure you have the right size of pop waste unit to match your project’s water flow and area requirements. The answer will depend on the size of the plumbing, the waste outlets you are using (we recommend 80mm), whether the application is indoor or outdoor and the location of the installation (outdoor weather exposure, heavy rain).

If in doubt, contact your local plumber for an accurate recommendation based on your state/territory laws and application type. Lauxes Grates offer a variety of sizes to suit different applications, ensuring optimal drainage performance.


Lauxes Grates Waste Outlets Pop waste units

2: Assembling the Tools

Insert the pilot bit into the hole saw, making sure the flat side faces the allen key hole. Securely tighten the hole saw using the allen key. Before you start drilling, ensure that all components are tightly fastened to avoid any mishaps during the process.

Insert Drill Bit

3: Preparing the Grate for Drilling

Place the Lauxes Grate on a soft, level surface upside down to protect its surface during drilling. Stand on each side of the grate carefully to stabilise it and prevent movement while drilling.


Stand to Drill Pop Waste

4: Drilling Process

Begin drilling slowly, maintaining a level and steady drill motion to avoid damaging the grate or injuring yourself. Apply moderate pressure as you drill through the grate, ensuring a clean and precise hole.


Pop Waste Hole

5: Finishing Touches

Once you’ve completed the drilling process, remove any large burrs to ensure a smooth and seamless finish.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully drilled a hole in your Lauxes Grate! By following these simple steps, you can achieve a flawless installation for your pop waste unit. Always prioritise safety by using proper safety equipment and techniques during drilling.


If you have any questions or need assistance, our team of experts is here to help. At Lauxes Grates, we strive to provide high-quality drainage solutions with easy installation for all your projects.

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