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peanutxyz 04-12-2011 09:17 AM

Smell from Plumber's Putty
I recently installed two new polished brass drains in my bathroom sinks. Now, everytime I run water in these sinks, I get a strong smell of plumber's putty (which is what I used when installing the drains). Is there anyway to get rid of this smell other than taking the drains apart and starting over ?

ahrens 04-12-2011 11:33 AM

Exactly how long ago did you do the install? I do all my own plumbing and had a situation like yours and the smell eventually left after about 2 weeks. The only reason that there would be a smell would be that youhad some putty get inside the drain. if you dont want the smell lingering i suggest taking the pipe apart if possible and give them a good cleaning.

peanutxyz 04-12-2011 11:59 AM

Smell from plumber's putty
Installed the drains approx. eight weeks ago. Will try disassembling the trap and see what I find.


peanutxyz 04-15-2011 02:56 PM

Problem Solved
Ran a snake and cleaning solution through the drain and trap - no more smell. Thanks

ahrens 04-15-2011 04:20 PM

Good to hear. Glad ya didnt have to pull everything apart.

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