New sink


I am getting ready to install a new stainless sink. I haven't done this chore in decades (two houses ago). Is plumbers putty still the choice for sealing the drain basket or is there something else to consider?
Charlie
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Some folks are using silicone although I wouldn't recommend it. I recently installed a new Kohler SS sink and the installation instructions said to use plumbers putty which I did without any problems.
There are quite a few newer materials that will give a better seal than putty (like silicone) but most or all would be a pain to remove and clean up if you ever need to reseat the drain/ disposal in the process of completing some other maintenance or repair.
I'd stick with the lo-tech, tried, and tested method ;-)
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On Feb 13, 12:11 pm, snipped-for-privacy@malch.com (Malcolm Hoar) wrote:

Plumber's putty is still it. Has just the right properties for the job.
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unless it is an undermount sink then I would opt for kitchen & bath silicone.
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The OP was asking about sealing the drain basket to the sink. Not the sink to the countertop.
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On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:03:50 -0500, "Charlie Bress"

Hi Charlie
I've installed a few without any putty or silicone. The new ones are designed to move away from sealers. Same with bathroom drains.
Regards Dale
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