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Old 04-20-2010, 07:04 AM   #1
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Plumbers putty or Silicon Caulk?

I purchased a Delta sink faucet and found that in the installation manual Delta recommends using silicon caulk instead of plumberís putty for Pop-Up Drain installation.
I am kind of concerned about this suggestion. Will I be able to replace the drain later if I need?
I used putty before and it worked just fine.
Please let me know your opinion.



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Old 04-20-2010, 08:50 AM   #2
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Does it actually say silicone caulk, or just silicone? I'd be more concerned about using silicone because any movement causes silicone to break loose.

We use siliconized acrylic caulk to caulk fixtures in, and it works well for that, but you might have a problem getting the drain out later if you do that.

What color is the faucet/drain assembly? Maybe they're worried about staining?

You can buy a non-staining putty if that is the issue.


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I am not worried about stains because putty will not be visible since it goes between the drain and the sink. It will be covered by the drain top.
I am worried about replacing the drain later on.

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