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RickB 11-17-2007 05:01 PM

Bathroom sink drain leakage
 
Can't seem to get the gasket to seat fully on bottom of sink where drain is. Can't tighten it any tighter else I'll break the plastic. I s there any kind of material or "goo" I can put in there to seal it?

fburke 11-17-2007 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by RickB (Post 74516)
Can't seem to get the gasket to seat fully on bottom of sink where drain is. Can't tighten it any tighter else I'll break the plastic. I s there any kind of material or "goo" I can put in there to seal it?


use a bead of plumbers putty or some clear silcone

Mike Swearingen 11-17-2007 11:02 PM

If you use clear silicone caulk, you can use Goo Gone citrus-based adhesive solvent to clean it up with.
Mike

handy man88 11-18-2007 01:50 AM

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Originally Posted by RickB (Post 74516)
Can't seem to get the gasket to seat fully on bottom of sink where drain is. Can't tighten it any tighter else I'll break the plastic. I s there any kind of material or "goo" I can put in there to seal it?

Yes, plumber's putty is generally used despite whatever type of gasket that comes with the drain. Roll a thin bead like if you were making a breadstick, and then just wrap it around the drain before you tighten it. After you tighten it, the excess will just be squeezed out. Plumber's putty is easy to clean w/o chemicals.


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