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Old 04-12-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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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 ?

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Old 04-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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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.

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Installed the drains approx. eight weeks ago. Will try disassembling the trap and see what I find.

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Ran a snake and cleaning solution through the drain and trap - no more smell. Thanks
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Good to hear. Glad ya didnt have to pull everything apart.
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