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Old 02-01-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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I noticed yesterday that my sink drain was not connected to the tailpipe. After many tries, I was able to screw it back together (see picture). That no longer seems to be an issue. However, it's not on very tight; does the tail pipe need to be replaced with a plastic slipnut?

Also, see the other attached pic. Water is also leaking from the drain itself. You can see a drop. Does this mean I need a new drain?

This work was done by plumbers who screwed up many things in my house. Let me know if it looks like bad work.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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hey man,
i had a similar problem when i first installed my new sink.

here's what i recommend (though i don't claim to be a plumber):

1) buy a pipe wrench
2) take everything apart. anything with threads i would wrap with teflon tape 3-4 revolutions, AND slather with pipe dope.
3) put everything back to together and crank down on that drain tailpiece HARD.

i see no reason why you should need a plastic slip nut, just tape and dope and tighten it hard. you won't get the necessary leverage with a vice grip or whatever.

shouldn't be anything there that's actually broken. just loose and leaking. you may need a new rubber washer or two on the slip nuts.
take it all apart and have a close inspection.

pipe dope is the king!

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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thanks. i was able to tighten everything and that worked.
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awesome.
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I spoke too soon. It still keeps coming loose. I tried teflon tape, pipe compound, and used a wrench. It makes a couple of turns, then comes loose. I'm assuming either the nut or the strainer is stripped. Any other ideas? If something is stripped, what do i do next? Totally disconnct the tail pipe so I can replace the nut?
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:11 PM   #6
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sorry to hear of the continued troubles. i know exactly how annoying this is.

i'd take it all apart. inspect the threads of each. very easy to go to hardware store and buy a new $2 nut/washer set. replacing the entire drain pipe would be very easy too, and cheap.

not sure the nuts with the rubber washers require tape or pipe dope, as i think the washer itself is meant to make the seal.

everywhere else though, should have a good 4 tight wraps with tape, and generously slathered in dope, then tightened to holy hell with a pipe wrench.

keep chipping away dude. sounds like something is stripped. take it apart and a trip to the hardware store should solve it.

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