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Old 01-28-2012, 08:56 AM   #16
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Hmmmm.. Ok. I'm off to the store in an hour anyway, so I'll look for a new strainer cup and washer.
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Looks to me like the strainer is built into the sink,what washer is he missing?
I see a top hat washer there in his picture
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #18
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Here's the strainer cup thst goes in the sink (inside). There's no washer for this that I saw when removing it.

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Is the flange not sitting level with bottem of sink,or is that just the way youre holding it?
good catch Joe!
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #20
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There should have been a washer under that flange. If not then at least some plumbers putty.
The bottom of that style sink is never perfect and there's no way a metal to a rough distorted slightly surface will ever seal without the washer or putty.
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There is a top hat washer already stuck in top of the waste arm,kind of hard to see.
Im thinking flange is not lining up from that picture
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #22
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I guess it's not sitting flush. The other side of the sink (right half) has the tee going right up to the sink, so i can't adjust that side. All i can do is adjust this left side (with the small gap).

Can I add another washer to make them flush??
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Might be easier to just buy a kitchen sink install kit at hardware store ,they come with 2 short pieces of flanged pipe so you can level things out a little and trim things as you go.
I wish you would have posted that last picture first,wouldve saved lots of typing!
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No, there will not be enough threads left.
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Hmmm... I did buy them as a kit. The kit came with tee, 16" arm with elbow, and a 6" extension arm. These are all I'm using plus the p trap. All washers included are used.

Sry for not posting these pics earlier... But I just took them and, apparently, dont know what im doing. Lol! Typing all this in my phone stinks, too!
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Too late at night,my eyes/brain not working!
Anyway Im thinking the bottem of those strainers are flat,while the tail piece has a beveled end which will not seal correctly against it.
Would it not work better to have a flanged pipe coming off of each strainer with a top hat washer in each to seal against each then tie into your waste lines/trap from there like plumbing a kitchen sink?
both the strainers and tail pipe are flat!
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both the strainers and tail pipe are flat!
I didnt have all the info at the time,and yes they do make waste arms that are beveled instead of flat on the mating surface
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I didnt have all the info at the time,and yes they do make waste arms that are beveled instead of flat on the mating surface

Yes they do make beveled waste arms, but in no way were designed to be installed as a tail. The waste arm connected to the strainer, will have flats.
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Ok, so was wrong a bit. The pipe coming out of the sink IS flanged, not straight cut like in my hand drawing.

Here's the best pic I can get at the moment. I don't have it in me to take it all apart at the moment. You can see the nut, flange, top hat washer (just the edge), the threads of the sink. Hope this helps.



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Use some plumbers putty, roll it into a small rope shape. Put a small amount under the washer and about a size on top of the washer. Hand tighten the jam nut and the plumbers putty will be pushed out, the putty left should seal it.
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I know that,i wasnt sure which waste arm he bought thats why i had him take a picture with it unhooked from sink to be sure what he was using
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