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Old 07-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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I bought a new SS sink and the instruction for installing the basket do not mention putty. There is a rubber washer and then the last washer to contact the inside of the sink is a paper washer. Is this something new that eliminates having to use putty ? If i did use putty would I just put the bead on first and the put the washers on top of the bead ? OR put the washers on first and then the bead ?



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the instruction for installing the basket do not (specifically) mention putty.
certain things are assumed (I assume)

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There is a rubber washer and then the last washer to contact the inside of the sink is a paper washer.
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Strainer Flange
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Sink
Paper Gasket
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Big Nut
ok I just re-read the install instructions, they say this:

basket
rubber washer
sink
rubber washer #2
paper washer
big nut
no mention of putty ......

so again is this standard now to use the rubber washer and not putty? Which is considered best putty or washer? I assume never both...?

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ok I just re-read the install instructions, they say this:

basket
rubber washer
sink
rubber washer #2
paper washer
big nut
no mention of putty ......

so again is this standard now to use the rubber washer and not putty? Which is considered best putty or washer? I assume never both...?

thanks!
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ok thanks! I will stick with the putty.... and I'll toss that Gasket into a Casket and bury it in the back yard
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