If you don't have plumber's putty, you can also use silicone sealant
(caulk). In fact, some manufacturers actually recommend silicone now as it
doesn't discolor porcelain the way that some plumber's putty will.
"MRS. CLEAN" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
If you are actually refering to the basket, then it's best to check the
documentation that came with the unit and also the sink documentation.
Most baskets (around here anyways) these days come with their own sealing
gasket and plummers putty isn't required. If you omit using either of them
however, as others have mentioned, you're only asking for trouble in the
I like plumbers putty, but have been on jobs were they use silicone
caulking, Siqoplex (sp) There is a lot of things that will seal a strainer
basket. I never seen a Fiberglass sink drain, sure it's not just plastic.
Simple test put on floor hit with hammer if it snaps more than just mush's
over most likely fiberglass, Then go buy a brass/chromed one.
ONE MORE QUESTION:
The drain came with a rubber gasket and the instructions say to use it
with a metal sink.
Can I use it on a plastic sink?
Or, should I use plumbers putty?
I am real close to sealing this deal.
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