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Old 01-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Leaking kitchen sink


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?

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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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.

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