I have a small leak on one side of a double sink. The leak seems to be coming from the seal around the drain. I think so because when we fill the sink with the drain plugged, water eventually drips out. It's a cheap drain that I want to replace, so my question is this something to try doing myself, or should I call the plumber? I'm a regular DIY'er, but I avoid plumbing ever since a certain New Year's day project years ago that ended up costing a lot of money... anyway, since this doesn't involve running water, can I just unscrew the old drain, screw in a new drain using plumber's putty at the sink and white tape (nylon tape?) around the threads on the other end?
fellow sox fan, if you don't enjoy plumbing, you might want to call a plumber in , yes this isn't difficult to change out the drain, but not a peice of cake either, the pro's just make it look that way. It's somewhat tough to get a good grip on the drain top to keep it from spinning while you are in an awkward position under the sink. By no means saying you can't do it yourself.