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Old 10-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Plumbers putty or puttyless washer?


I'm getting ready to replace a sink drain in a pedestal sink. Unfortunately, replacing the sink drain in this particular sink is a real PITA, so I'd prefer not to do it again.

The Keeney drain I picked up at Lowe's comes with a puttyless washer, which I've never used before. Do you think the puttyless washer is okay or should I stick with traditional plumber's putty? BTW, I take it I shouldn't use both, correct?

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Plumbers putty or puttyless washer?


some drains used to come with 2 washers for the bottom, one rubber

and one fiber or paper as a friction washer so the rubber washer didn't

spin out as you tightened the nut. i always threw the ones for the top

away and used putty. never had a problem for the 20 years a did

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some drains used to come with 2 washers for the bottom, one rubber

and one fiber or paper as a friction washer so the rubber washer didn't

spin out as you tightened the nut. i always threw the ones for the top

away and used putty. never had a problem for the 20 years a did

plumbing.
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Putty has always worked.
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