New Sink Basket Strainer - How Tight - Plumbers Puddy

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Old 08-22-16, 02:51 PM
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New Sink Basket Strainer - How Tight - Plumbers Puddy

Hey Team, I am installing a new sink strainer. Not sure how tight I crank down the locknut?

Also, do I clean out all the plumbers buddy that oozes out around the strainer body. Seems like I might want to take the edge of a screwdriver and run around the lip of the strainer body and get all the excess puddy?

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Old 08-22-16, 03:03 PM
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Why did you put plumber's putty there? None goes there. The nut will hold the t-flange tight up against the bottom of the strainer body. Take it apart, clean it and do it without the putty.
 
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Old 08-22-16, 03:04 PM
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If you can still slide it side to side it isn't tight enough. Yes clean off excess. And be sure you get it centered before you tighten it.

No putty in the drain. Plastic compression fitting only.
 
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Chandler, The directions said use putty under the strainer body..
 
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Old 08-22-16, 03:55 PM
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I use a scratch awl to clean out excess putty around the flange, it might take more than one cleaning.
The strainer nut doesn't need overtightened, it has the putty or silicone above and a rubber gasket and friction ring below. Snug the nut up and check for leaks.
 
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Old 08-22-16, 04:02 PM
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use putty under the strainer body
Yes, the strainer body is the part that fits into the sink. It appears you have putty under it. As Brian said there is a friction ring and rubber ring that goes under the sink and then you tighten the nut. The plumbing connection to the strainer gets no putty.
 
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