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Old 01-17-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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installed new garbage disposal. when turned on, the torque twists the sink flange slightly. wore away the plumbers putty within a couple of weeks. I can reinstall the disposal with fresh putty, but need a longer term solution. is there another option, such as a gasket, that can seal the flange?

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installed new garbage disposal. when turned on, the torque twists the sink flange slightly. wore away the plumbers putty within a couple of weeks. I can reinstall the disposal with fresh putty, but need a longer term solution. is there another option, such as a gasket, that can seal the flange?

doesn't sound like it's tight enough. i've never ran across that before. what brand?

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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i'll pull it apart and reapply plumbers putty - how do I know that the flange is tight enough?
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When you can no longer manually rotate it.
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Thanks for your help - I'll take another shot at fixing it
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