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Old 07-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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I am putting a basket in the new sink the question is how tight do I tighten the lock nut under the sink? tight /very tight/ python death grip. I have turned it quit a few times seems like it can go more but I wonder if I could over tighten?

I have this big wrench that gets a real solid grip and it has a long handle lots of leverage ....

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tight enough that it doesn't leak

J/K pal. I don't know the answer either but i'd think it wouldn't be necessary to really crank on it.

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tight enough that it doesn't leak

J/K pal. I don't know the answer either but i'd think it wouldn't be necessary to really crank on it.
OK but I was hoping to avoid having it leak! I"ll take it out in the yard and test it before I install the drain and faucet
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You did add plumbers putty under the rim?

Often you need to tighten--then wait a minute for the putty to squeeze out a bit--then tighten it one more time---Python grip --no--tight--yes---
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yes I did putty it and I did notice that after tightening and waiting it would spin a little more. I stopped after it felt good and tight and I did just set the sink in the tub and put the strainer in to stop the water and it did not leak so I"m set

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