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Old 01-19-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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What brand of gasket in a tube would stop a minor leak under the sink?

The leak is where I have attached onto the drain at the wall.

It is a small leak.....a couple of drops or so but aggravating.

I have put in new pipe and new washers but still get that tiny leak.


Does Permatex make something or some other company?

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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Where is the leak at the wall? On a pitted or cracked piece of pipe? Or is it from the threads of a jamb nut on a tubular slip seal? If it is on the threads check the seal for scratches on the inside wall, or check the outside of the drain tube if its plastic. The flashing from the extrusion process may not have been cleaned off your pieces smoothly. If all this is for naught then get yourself some plumbers pipe thread sealant (non-hardening only) and apply it to the beveled faces of the nut and
gasket and between the pipe and gasket and tighten everything up. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then start running the water. You should be drip free. MEG-A-LOCK is a good sealant choice.

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Thanks Grampa Bud.....I will try that tomorrow!
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#3 Permitex works too! It seals and won't get hard!

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:24 AM   #5
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#3 Permitex works too! It seals and won't get hard!

Porky

Thanks Porky.....I will get a tube of that to use also. I imagine it is good for a lot of things, including plumbing!!
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