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Old 12-29-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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Best material to use on sink drain


I installed a new stone countertop with a built in sink. The instructions said not to use plumbers putty on the drain so I used clear silicone. After 4 weeks it looks like the silicone is giving out and now I am having a small leak. What is the material of choice to use to seal the drain inside of the sink?

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was it 100% silicone or tub and shower caulk? i get leaks sometimes with dap but not with the good stuff

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100% silicone is the best. The reason for not using Plumbers Putty is due to it containing oil, which could leech into the main part of the sink. Same thing with marble.
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Generally, all I ever use on a KS is the thin rubber gasket that goes between the strainer and the inside of the sink.
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Generally, all I ever use on a KS is the thin rubber gasket that goes between the strainer and the inside of the sink.
isn't that gasket and the paper one supposed to go under the sink?
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Thanks for the advice. I picked up some 100% silicone and will give it a try this weekend.

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Oddly enough: I've seen sinks with the thin rubber gasket between the strainer and the sink, with the paper gasket on the bottom. They seem to be working though. If they are not leaking when I'm working on, say the drain, I leave well enough alone. I actually just learned something: Not to use plumbers putty (my favorite) on marble or granite because of the oils leaching. Never noticed it though. Thanks, David

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