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Old 03-02-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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new sink drain assembly is leaking


I will try to keep this tale of woe short...bottom line is plumber installed 2 new faucets & drains - both are leaking at the uppermost spot under the sink. When he returned he over tightened one and broke the sink. We are still waiting for that to be fixed.
The second sink drain was leaking, then stopped on its own and then started leaking again. When I wipe it with a towel the white tape comes off in strings and looks like dental floss. Now I'm afraid to wipe it because he will think I'm messing with it. Any suggestions on what to do? We've already paid him so I'd like for him to fix this but maybe I need to get someone else?
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Are you talking about the Teflon tape which he put around the thread? If this is causing the leaking problem tell him to use plumbers dope on the threads. But he should remove the Teflon tape first.

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Old 03-02-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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Are you talking about the Teflon tape which he put around the thread? If this is causing the leaking problem tell him to use plumbers dope on the threads. But he should remove the Teflon tape first.
The teflon tape is coming off where it's on the outside part of the pipe (Maybe it's just excess and doesn't matter, I don't know). But the leak is at the uppermost part of drain where the nut & seal are.
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Is your plumber a 1 man shop or does he have a boss? Did he warranty his work? His workmanship sucks, but i guess you know this. Granted, plumbers have leaks sometimes, but how do you break a sink tightening a pop up assembly? If he works for someone, go over his head straight to his boss- "squeaky wheel gets the grease". If he's self employed, seek legal counsel or a consumer advocate. He may not even be licensed contractor. Thats a criminal offence in my state. Or... cut your loses...
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Is your plumber a 1 man shop or does he have a boss? Did he warranty his work? His workmanship sucks, but i guess you know this. Granted, plumbers have leaks sometimes, but how do you break a sink tightening a pop up assembly? If he works for someone, go over his head straight to his boss- "squeaky wheel gets the grease". If he's self employed, seek legal counsel or a consumer advocate. He may not even be licensed contractor. Thats a criminal offence in my state. Or... cut your loses...
Yes, he's a one man shop...the new sink is on order...
FWIW he did work for us in the past on 2 separate occasions and did a good job so we thought he'd still be OK to use...live & learn, I guess
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Often the opening on the bottom of the sink is flawed--On a cast sink there may be a burr or rough edge that is keeping the rubber ring from seating.

On a ceramic sink there may be a drip of glaze in the way.----a file will take care of either.

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