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Old 02-09-2009, 09:19 AM   #16
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Just an update. Since I would have had to buy a metal tailpiece, and a new connection for the dishwasher's drain hose I decided to give the plastic nut and tailpiece one last shot. I ended up using the plastic nut and tailpiece with no tape on the metal strainer. After a couple tries of tightening it down, it seems to be holding.

Thanks again for everyone's help and suggestions.

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Old 02-09-2009, 10:32 AM   #17
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Glad it is working for you. Through this whole post, it seems to me that you may have had a crooked connection to the strainer, which was causing the leak. Most threaded PVC fittings do not need to be "cranked" really tight. This usually causes the nut to crack or strip and do exactly what yours did.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:49 PM   #18
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with your connection to the sink strainer, utilize a new slip joint washer along with the metal nut. tighten it, but not too tight to strip it. that would work also.

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:19 PM   #19
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hi everyone..you should have an 1 1/2 tail piece with flange and washer along with metal nut, clean threads hook up hand tight then about 1/2 to 3/4 turn....if leak relpace basket strainer

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