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Old 02-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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I had to put in a bushing for the tub drain then just screwed the shoe and its gasket into the drain. I can't see a leak. Do I need plumber's putty and if so do I put it on the gasket or the inside of the bushing or between the under lip of the shoe and the gasket?

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Old 02-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Not a clue what you mean by a bushing for the drain. The strainer just screws into the drain shoe, no "bushing" involved.
If there's a rubber gasket under the drain flange you should be fine with out the plumbers putty

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We have stopped using plumbers putty and pretty much only use silicone.

Either use putty or silicone between the drain spud and the tub and not between the rubber gasket and shoe
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oh guys please say its not so ...plumbers putty still rules....ALWAYS..
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Ben ill agree - Still use putty here.
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The bushing he is referring to is a threaded bushing that comes with a replacement pull and twist drain kit, this is to adapt the smaller threaded drain strainer to an existing shoe, Or vise versa

The answer to your question is gasket between tub and shoe putty between the strainer slash stopper and tub.pipe dope on the bushing, Some of the guys are using silicone and I guess that’s ok but aim an old timer hard to teach an dog new tricks. still a putty user.

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