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Old 10-09-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Leak under bathroom sink.

Water is lighly seeping out at plastic ring right under sink. I tried hand tightening but doesn't seem to stop it. We've been living in 5th wheel all summer and this is our first leak. Help.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:13 PM   #2
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Is it the drain fitting or a water line leaking?

Can you post a picture of it?

If it's the drain strainer leaking you can loosen it, lift it up a little and caulk under it to stop it from leaking. If it's the compression fitting on the P-trap or tail piece leaking you may need a new wedge ring to get it to seal.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:42 PM   #3
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Is it the back flow preventer for the black tank flush leaking?
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:43 PM   #4
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These fittings are not designed to be super tight (that can cause a leak) losses the fittings and retighten hand tight and see if that stops the leak. I also agree with bama rambler
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:19 PM   #5
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I will send a pic when I get home
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:24 PM   #6
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Is it the back flow preventer for the black tank flush leaking?
First thing I would check due to the some what poor performance history.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:13 PM   #7
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Water is running under the black tightener connecting to silver threaded short pipe.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:38 PM   #8
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As in bama ramblers post, take the drain apart, clean off old putty on the inside of the sink side (if there is any) and use plumbers putty under the lip of drain inside the sink. I have seen a few with rubber gaskets but I would still use the putty (remove gasket). Get a ball of putty and roll it into 1/4 'rope' that will go all the way around the drain lip.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:49 PM   #9
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X2 Scott's suggestion.

It's possible that they left the putty/gasket off when they assembled the sink.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:56 PM   #10
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Not a plumber but will try. How do I take drain apart? Step by step. Thanks
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