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Old 11-12-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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I just installed double vessel sinks and they are both leaking. There was a black rubber washer/gasket between the sink and drain assembly at both the top and bottom of the sink. Shouldn't that be water tight? Or am I missing putty somewhere?

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Sorry, the drain is a pop up drain with over flow. And here are some pics.
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Unusual to see a rubber washer supplied for the top. The top is usually putty, the bottom is paper or fiber washer, rubber washer, nut. The finish on the top of the sink and the underside of the popup vary considerably between types and manufacturers, so putty is the usual sealing component.
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Do you have a link to the type of drain set you used? Did you use a riser between the bowl and the counter top--??

I never had one of these leak--you must have something in the wrong order---
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Sounds like you said you have a rubber gasket underneath the popup assembly inside of the sink, and one between the sink and the countertop?
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These are the instructions and box they came in. Funny, it doesn't show the little black rubber washer that is between the top of the sink and the flange of drain assembly. It is quite thin. Now should I just remove said washer and use plumbers putty or should I keep both?

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Tried it without the top washer and used putty instead and everything is working fine. Thanks everyone for your input and help. This is an awesome site thanks to all of you.
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That thin washer goes between the counter top and the bowl,I believe---Mike---

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