Leaking Kitchen Sink - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Holliston MA
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 10

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?

Thanks, Kevin


kevin-redsoxfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
Join Date: May 2008
Location: north east
Posts: 728
Rewards Points: 500

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.


DUDE! is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smell Under Kitchen Sink mamaerin General DIY Discussions 4 09-23-2009 11:01 AM
Leaking kitchen sink drain pipe zasior Plumbing 10 01-11-2009 07:22 PM
Cast iron self-rimming kitchen sink & granite tile ILjXYZ Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 1 01-03-2009 05:53 PM
How difficult to remove a kitchen sink? Ultrarunner2017 Plumbing 6 11-14-2008 03:28 PM
Kitchen sink recommendations? pweller Plumbing 4 07-08-2008 08:43 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1