I have leaking issue in the bathroom sink. I opened the system and took it out (please see picture below)
I tested the black U shape tube by filling water and wait. I did not leak. It is 1 1/4 tube. I went to home depot and bought this
the sale person at home depot told me to buy plumbing putty to put it on top. So i bought one. I asked if I need to do anything else to stop the leaking. He said no. What do you think?
Thanks a lot.
First, you don't state specifically where the leak is.
Second, is that black U connection supposed to be your trap? If so,
replace it with a real trap like this
Third, replace plastic components with metal. Plastic will eventually
break down and leak in due time.
Fourth, yes, putty is required when installing a sink drain. You need to
apply it under the drain lip to make contact with the top of the sink
drain hole (indented circle). If that was your leak, it should resolve
Yep, plumbers putty will do the trick. Sometimes a rubber gasket is
supplied with the drain kit or included with the sink. A gasket is
better (if supplied) as replacing it is easy. Old plumbers putty that
needs removed can be a bear to clean up depending on sink material and
Plastic drains can be a problem if you buy the cheap junk at the big box
stores. Go to a plumbing supply house for the good plastic stuff (which
doesn't rust out like metal by the way).
personally i prefer plastic fittins and since they are all poor quality my fix works, 100% of the time:)
I put silicone bathtub caulk on all the connections
it comes apart easily if needed, but prevents leaks short and long term...
On Sunday, July 21, 2013 8:36:12 AM UTC-5, leza wang wrote:
k it out (please see picture below) http://tinypic.com/r/2i7tly1/5I tested
the black U shape tube by filling water and wait. I did not leak. It is 1
1/4 tube. I went to home depot and bought this http://www.homedepot.ca/prod
the sale person at home depot told me to buy plumbing putty to put it on t
op. So i bought one. I asked if I need to do anything else to stop the leak
ing. He said no. What do you think? Thanks a lot.
Does it leak when water runs out of the sink into the drain, or does it lea
k when the stopper is in the sink and no water is draining out?
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