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Old 12-21-2011, 09:52 PM   #31
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sorry to hear that....did you say you tried the 210 from local store....if not worth it before you proceed.....

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Old 12-24-2011, 10:15 PM   #32
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What you have there is an old lead stub coming up through the brass strainer. No gasket will seal to lead. What you can do is take a hammer and gently tap the lead and form it to the strainer. Once you do that, make a thin bead of 100% silicone around where the lead meets the strainer. Let that set up for 24 hrs before using. The way to make sure it is fixed for good though is to cut a hole in the ceiling and replace the strainer.
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What you have there is an old lead stub coming up through the brass strainer. No gasket will seal to lead.
I don't follow. This drain has been sealed with a gasket for the past 10 years (I believe, I recently purchased the house). But the gasket was hard and brittle when I removed it.

I purchased the local PSD-210 and it is indeed thicker. It seems like it would work but with the extra thickness I'm having issues getting it into the drain body. The directions say to use a hammer and "caulking tool". I'm not sure what this tool is or where I can get it. Any tips/tricks? I'm using dish soap with no luck. Perhaps the 210 is just too big.
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Call Oatey---they are decent people to work with and can mail you the part---the off the shelf gaskets are to thick---
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I was able to get the PSD-210 into the drain with a bit of force. I pulled the pipe slightly out of the body and start the gasket around the pipe. The I tapped both into place with a hammer.

Doing a test now, but as I don't have access to it (ceiling below drain is not damaged so I didn't tear into it) I can't really be sure its not leaking.
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Sounds like you're making progress. FYI- caulking iron is like an offset cold chisel - used to pack the lead after pour a lead and oakum joint. Try a cold chisel to help seat your gasket.

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