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Old 01-28-2012, 10:03 AM   #31
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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 ¼” 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.
Uh wouldnt it be better/easier just to get the right parts and install them?

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Uh wouldnt it be better/easier just to get the right parts and install them?
Sure would, but from the pix it looks like he has the right tail piece and the right washer. The strainer looks flat, before replacing the sink worth a try.
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Why replace the sink,just get the right parts and lower it a couple inches on each side
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Why replace the sink,just get the right parts and lower it a couple inches on each side
I don't have access to the sink, so I don’t know what the problem is. Just given some ideas that may work.
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Lower the sink???????????????? why?
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I don't have access to the sink, so I don’t know what the problem is. Just given some ideas that may work.
Look at post #12 The flange is not square to the strainer. Maybe the rigid 90 is the issue. Perhaps adding a short tailpiece before the 90...
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Look at post #12 The flange is not square to the strainer. Maybe the rigid 90 is the issue. Perhaps adding a short tailpiece before the 90...
Yes I saw that the flange is not square, how ever not seeing the whole trap. If the rest of the trap is not tight and connected, that shows nothing!

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Lower the sink???????????????? why?
Lower the plumbing,not the sink
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The follow up:

I added some putty to the inside of the strainer where it wasn't flush with the pipe / nut. Pic attached. Seems to have worked, but now my clogged drain is back. Which started the whole damn thing. Ugh.

So, today I'm going to snake it again, and then finally call a plumber to fix it if this doesn't work.

Thanks for all the help yesterday. I really appreciate it!



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It looks to me like the pipe under the strainer is not `square' but is cocked a little. Try disconnecting all of the piping attached to the pvc directly under the sink then tighten the nut with the `hat' washer. That should give you a clue as to whether or not the piping is `square'.
I would try pipe dope on the threads of the nut and maybe even some on top of the hat washer but squaring up the piping would help more than anything.
I've had the same leaking trouble several jobs and it is frustrating.

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