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Old 04-28-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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can I use Clear Silicone instead of Plumbers putty on a garbage disposal? I live about 45 minutes from town and this is the only thing I have to put on it because it is leaking. If I can use this how soon do I need to replace it with plumbers putty if even at all?

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can I use Clear Silicone instead of Plumbers putty on a garbage disposal? I live about 45 minutes from town and this is the only thing I have to put on it because it is leaking. If I can use this how soon do I need to replace it with plumbers putty if even at all?
It would help if you would tell us exaxctly where the leak is
Is it under the flange in the bottom of the sink or on the trap so on and so forth.

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The short answer is, no. It won't work, or not for long. There must be a hardware store closer than that, they have plumbers putty. I assume you have tried tightening the disposal clamp screws underneath??? You need to remove the disposal, throughly clean around the hole and reinstall with new putty. It doesn't take long and should fix the problem. If the disposal clamp is rusted, replacements are available at big box and some hardware stores.
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