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Old 03-15-2015, 02:30 PM   #1
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Plumber's Putty on sink basket?

Hi All,

I did a search but couldn't find anything on this.

I replaced the sink strainer baskets on my 87 Bigfoot 5er. When I installed the new basket, I put a generous "snake" of plumbers putty, most of which squeezed out (as expected). In other words, I installed it the same as I would have for my kitchen sink.

But, earlier, when I was cleaning up the opening in the sink, i could see that a PO had used something a lot more pliable and sticky.

Is plumbers putty OK on my trailer or do I need something more elastic?

Just to be clear, I used this between the sink and the basket, not under the sink.

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Old 03-15-2015, 03:01 PM   #2
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That's what I would use. The last time I did a sink I had a gasket on the underside and plumbers putty between the sink and the basket. The tricky part is not tightening the pot metal too much. Raz
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:06 PM   #3
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I've used regular RV seam putty tape on a number of sinks without problems. If it lasts on the outside for 10 years it should be OK in the sink!
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Plumbers putty is what I used last year, so far it's fine.
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Raz, I guess I should be good. I may have overtightened below a bit because the rubber gasket was sticking out too far. I backed off, pushed it back in and tightened more carefully.

Bob, I'm going to have to get some of that seam sealing tape. It's on my list, but I didn't have it today so I went with what I had. Hopefully, all will be well.

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I may have used the wrong words.
It's RV Putty Tape, used for sealing windows, vents and such.
To many "Seam Tape" is like Eternabond etc.
It stays pliable forever when not in direct sunlight.
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Might be the plain butyl tape.
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I presume that it is the stainless steel kitchen sink which you have, otherwise it is to be watched.

In the pass I spoke with a technician for the maintenance for baths in fiberglass and he told me to install never plumbers putty between the caul and the bath.
After approximately two years there is a chemical reaction which damaged fiberglass and he has to correct with some silicone, because some water passes by...
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In my post I was referring to stainless steel sinks.
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Yes. My sink is stainless steel. Thanks for all your help!


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