Pretty much anything to do with water, I have trouble with.
I've got a Kohler cast iron sink. Insinkerator on one side and
regular drain on the other.
I don't really understand plumbers putty. I never really know how
much tight to tighten something down or put in. It's hard keeping them
centered also. I've got a small leak on the GD side, and I'm not
thrilled about going back through the easy install. What was the hard
way, that this is easy?
Anyone have any plumbing words of wisdom to brighten my day?
You tighten until, well, it is tight. Firmly in place. Doesn't wiggle.
You can't use too much putty, excess will squeeze out as you tighten.
That's what it is supposed to do.
After things are tight, wipe off excess putty. A pointy piece of wood is
handy for grooves.
And you definitely want to use plumbers putty, not caulk. I've seen
sinks done by hack
jobs using silicone caulk and it's a disaster. Great product, but
totally wrong for the
application. The PP has the riight consistency and properties to bed
the drain in and
prevent water from leaking out.
When you tighten it, a good amount of putty should come out from all
the drain. Corrrect tightness is using a pair of pliers, but not
forcing it really hard. You
want it good and snug, but don't overdo it.
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