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Old 12-25-2009, 07:06 AM   #1
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I am having a leak issue with a new installation of a cultured marble sink and pop-up assembly. See attached view.
Trouble: pop-up tailpiece has cut-outs for a sink overflow but this sink does not have them. Water in sink drains down the pop-up through the over-flow holes in the tailpiece, fills space around the pop-up and eventually leaks out the bottom of the tailpiece (above conical washer that secures pop-up to sink).
Question: Do I fill up the space around the pop-up and the sink bottom with silicone to prevent water escaping from the over-flow holes in the pop-up? It is about 1/4" space around this tube to the walls of the sink base.
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Did you apply sufficient plumber's putty around the edge mounting to the sink surface. If this is sealed you should have no leaks.

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Old 12-25-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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You have the wrong pop up assembly for a sink without an over flow--You must get on without the over flow openings--MIKE--
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Did you apply sufficient plumber's putty around the edge mounting to the sink surface. If this is sealed you should have no leaks.
You should not use plumbers putty on cultured marble, the oil in the putty will stain the marble. Use silicon caulk instead.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:22 AM   #5
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oops missed the counter type. you are 100% correct
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So, best bet is to get down tube without drain tubes; I guess they are available in brushed nickel/stainless steel finish?
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Hi all

I have a Gerber sink with overflow and Kohler faucet.

I am leaking at the rubber gasket where sink meets tailpipe. I think the water is coming through the overflow holes (leaking through bad plumbers putty seal by the drain on the sink/????) How do I stop the leak - do I tighten the rubber gasket more?

Does this mean I am leaking where the drain meets the sink?
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Hi all

I have a Gerber sink with overflow and Kohler faucet.

I am leaking at the rubber gasket where sink meets tailpipe. I think the water is coming through the overflow holes (leaking through bad plumbers putty seal by the drain on the sink/????) How do I stop the leak - do I tighten the rubber gasket more?

Does this mean I am leaking where the drain meets the sink?
Is this a new install?
I'd take apart the drain. Inspect for pinched or deformed gasket, cracked tailpiece, ect. Install again with new putty. Its natural to try and tighten the nut some more but it doesn't always work. Best to take it apart and inspect.
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It is all new, new sink faucet tailpipe etc. Is this the sort of connection you do NOT want to overtighten because it will deform the rubber gasket?

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