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Old 06-26-03, 07:32 PM
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Help please. I just installed a new faucet/drain assembly in the bathroom. I have a leak coming from the drain area and also the water supply connections are leaking. What did I do wrong and how can I fix this? Many thanks.

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Old 06-26-03, 09:27 PM
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Did you install new supply lines, or you trying to use the old supply line?

Is it the trap thats leaking on the drain?
 
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Old 06-26-03, 09:33 PM
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Yes, I'm trying to use old supply lines. No it is not the trap, it is leaking from around the actually area where pipes meet sink. Thanks.
 
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Old 06-26-03, 10:55 PM
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Did you use plumber's putty under the lip of the drain in the sink?
Did you use teflon tape or pipe dope on the threads of the new faucet when you connected it?
 
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Old 06-27-03, 07:11 AM
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Install new supply lines, and putty as Oldguy says.
 
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Old 06-27-03, 08:40 AM
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Yes, I used plumbers putty and the pipe tape. What else could it be?
 
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Old 06-27-03, 12:08 PM
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Perhaps you didn't use enough putty. Roll a roll of fresh plumber's putty in your hands about the size of a pencil, wrap it around the hole in the bottom of the sink, and tighten the drain down on it. Wipe off the excess.
As for teflon tape on the threads, you should wrap 2-3 flat wraps clockwise only as the end of the pipe threads face you. If you wrap it the other way, you might be unraveling the pipe tape as you make up the fitting.
This isn't a compression fitting is it?
 
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Old 06-27-03, 12:45 PM
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Nope, not compression fittings. I am probably stupid enough to have wrapped the tape the wrong way, though. I'll try it again. Thanks. On the plumbers putty, I'm pretty sure I used enough, could I have used too much?
 
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Old 06-27-03, 12:48 PM
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The problem may not be the amount of plumber's putty.
If you tightened the drain tailpiece into the trap before tightening it to the drain, it might be held a bit out of kilter.
Disconnect it from the trap, and re-try it.
 
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Old 07-04-03, 10:12 PM
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I just wanted to say thanks for your advice. I reinstalled the drain correctly and put tape on correctly and everything is great. Thanks again for your quick responses.

Jennifer
 
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