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Old 03-11-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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Kitchen sink drains!

Correct me if I'm wrong please. Isn't plumber's puddy supposed to be used on sink drains? Mine has leaked under the cabinet making a mess. Luckily i had a plastic tote under there that caught the water.

I pulled apart and its sealed with silicone. .. lots of it.. and it's hard to remove. The plastic drain insert swims in that hole. Its not snug. Was that installed like that at the plant. ? Its a terrible fit really.. picture to follow.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
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Should have took a picture before I started removing silicone. .
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:39 AM   #3
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The problem with the putty, is the plastic drains are fairly cheap and to get enough pressure on them to squeeze the putty, they would probably strip threads or break. Using silicone is acceptable and probably warranted in this situation because of the flexing of a trailer. I would pull it and reseal with a nice bead of silicone.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:46 AM   #4
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Not trying to argue but fresh plumbers putty at room temp is VERY soft.
It would/should work fine to seal that drain- plastic fittings and all.
Silicone sealer should work fine as well but it's much harder to remove if
you ever need too.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:48 AM   #5
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It should have had a ring of plumbers putty to seal between the drain flange and the sink and also a rubber ring below the sink.

I seriously doubt that many, if any, installers go the trouble of doing it right in these units.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:03 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. No putty at all. Globs of silicon. Ridiculous, yes it had rubber seal underneath. I'll start with putty and go from there. Geez..
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:30 AM   #7
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The problem with the putty, is the plastic drains are fairly cheap and to get enough pressure on them to squeeze the putty, they would probably strip threads or break. Using silicone is acceptable and probably warranted in this situation because of the flexing of a trailer. I would pull it and reseal with a nice bead of silicone.
Ummm, what!
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Plumbers putty...always. Never silicone. Especially sealing plumbing fixturers.
Don't allow any silicone near my Lexi. In fact, it has a silicone early warning system. Anytime a tube of silicone comes anywhere within 25 feet of my Lexi, the horn goes off and the lights blink.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:55 AM   #9
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Okay problem solved. Replaced plastic sink drain with a real one ;-) plumber's putty Teflon thread sealer on metal to plastic trap pipe ... there ya have it. I'll do the other sink when my fingernails grow back from removing that silicone. Silicone has its place. ... but not for this. If your reading this and your the one that did this to my Dynamax. . Your a Dummy! :-) lol The new drain matches the faucet hardware better.. and before anyone askes, no.. the sink is not plastic. Thanks for the replies... no damage done.
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I will print this off for the line and see what we're doing today. I'll also take a look at the drains. Those solid surface sinks aren't cheap, but I have always preferred stainless steel. Those things are bullet proof and no reason to be using plastic on either.
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