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Old 12-23-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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How do you seal plastic overflow drain hole on bathroom sink?


Had an experienced plumber (30 years experience) install a new replacement Briggs Homer 3002 lavatory in my bathroom on November 11, 2011. A new supply line, P-Trap, and pop-up drain stopper was also installed at the same time. I have had plumbers come out three times to fix a small leak at the bottom of the sink/plastic overflow drain opening without success. The pop-up assembly has been replaced and reinstalled with new putty several times. This has been a sink from hell and is giving me nightmares. Photos of the leak and plastic overflow are attached.

The Briggs CS rep asked if silicone sealant was used on the drain pipe that goes into the plastic overflow opening on the bottom of the sink, and if the plumbers had installed sinks with plastic overflows on the bottom of the sink. I know that no silicone was used since I watch them try to fix the leak. Don't know if they have installed plastic overflow type sinks in the past . I have used these plumbers several time in the past and they are competent. Sink installation and other plumbing work is what they do every day.

How should the drain pipe at the bottom of a sink/plastic overflow outlet be sealed?

Thank you.

Oda Stout

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
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Photos of the leak and plastic overflow are attached.

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A defective sink ?
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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photos are here


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Can't say I have seen one like that before. Looks as if someone had a better idea huh?

So is the leak coming from the end where the pipe is attached and where it says DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN?
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i can see no problem with the install from your pictures
maybe try a differant sink
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Looks good to me. Send those pictures to the Briggs rep. Ask him for the fix.
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looks like a very clean installation to me ...briggs rep should see install so he can tell us whats wrong with it......
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Is it leaking where the black check mark is or is it leaking where the pipe is connected to the sink??
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It is leaking where pipe is connected to drain. The plastic overflow is glued to the sink with what looks like silcone.
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i'd loosen it, coat both sides of that rubber washer with plumber's grease, then snug it back up good. They may have not tightened it enough to begin with.

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Re: How do you seal plastic overflow drain hole on bathroom sink?


I've installed new sinks and had two that leaked like yours due to a crack in the casting about where the compression gasket is.

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