Hardenable Putty For Sink Drain Leak ?


Old 06-27-13, 04:07 PM
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Hardenable Putty For Sink Drain Leak ?


Have a "leak" in the plumbing underneath our bathroom sink when water in the basin is running.
It's the vertical length between the sink's bottom, and the "U" trap.

Obviously very low pressure, as it is a drain.

Realize the only good way to fix it is to have a Plumber come in and replace the pipe and fittings there, but I remember from many years ago they used to sell a hardenable putty of some kind specifically for
problems like this. Also seem to remember that there was some kind of tape that you used in conjunction with it.

Is there such a product, that works, still being sold ?
"Reasonably" effective ?
Avail. at HD or Lowe's ?

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Old 06-27-13, 04:21 PM
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You need a sink drain like this, they are fairly inexpensive and easy to replace. You just need a little plumbers putty (also cheap) around the rim. No teflon tape is needed for this operation.

By the time you get the old one off, you might as well replace it. Unless you are emotionally attached to the old one for some reason.
Old 06-27-13, 04:23 PM
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They make epoxy putty like you describe....but if you have basic tools you might be able fix the leak yourself. If it's leaking from a screwed together joint, it might just need a new washer or just re-tightened. If it's all glued together...a bit more complicated.

A handyman could fix it in 10-15 min most likely.
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No way do you need a hard putty for this!
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