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Old 03-19-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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I'm setting a new sink, it's granite. It's an above mount that will be sitting on a granite tiled counter top. Should I use plumbers putty or caulk under or around the sink? I would think I need to caulk around the sink. Also when I install the strainer and garbage disposal should I use plumbers putty under the lip? Thanks for advice on this.

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I like silicone myself

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I'd use the putty in a thick continuous rope around the underside outer edge - don't skimp on it. You shouldn't have to caulk it. The same with the strainers - tighten them then run hot water and snug them down another quarter to half turn.
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I'd use the putty in a thick continuous rope around the underside outer edge - don't skimp on it. You shouldn't have to caulk it. The same with the strainers - tighten them then run hot water and snug them down another quarter to half turn.
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I like silicone myself

I have seen putty stain items.

Use clear silicone and if you need to find a color that matches.

I hardly use putty on anything. Ask your granite supplier. Many companies will void any warranty (if any) if putty is used
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Thanks guys. Think I'm going to use putty for the strainers and silicone for the sink unless someone says either is a bad idea to do.

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