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PatFuller

08:10AM | 07/09/06
Member Since: 06/29/03
7 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I asked this question nearly three years ago, with no response. I replaced two enameled-steel sinks in one bathroom with solid porcelain and had trouble finding washers to fit between the sink and drain. The drain holes were bigger and had a rough contact surface. I finally found one that worked. I finally replaced the sink in the other bathroom yesterday, but the washer I used for the last sinks isn't working. If I tighten it any more, I'm afraid something will break. Are there any alternatives to the hard-rubber washers, such as the softer material used in toilet tank-to-bowl gaskets?

Sylvan

10:28AM | 07/09/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
The problem is you stated "solid porcelain " and there is NO SUCH THING so then it is no wonder why your washer wont fit.

What one should have bought was either one of the following

1- Porcelain over cast iron

2- China

3- Enameled over steel (CHEAP STUFF)

If you bought the Cast Iron or the China then the thickness is greater then the cheap steel type and you need a proper PO


PatFuller

11:57AM | 07/09/06
Member Since: 06/29/03
7 lifetime posts
Sorry about that. It's china. The washer that I found does fit, but it's so hard (as are all the others that I've found) that it won't conform to the uneven surface of the drain hole, no matter how much I tighten it. The best I can do it get it to just collect around the washer instead of actually dripping.

Sylvan

01:30PM | 07/10/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Try plumbers putty under the washer Or go to a decent hardware store and buy a new rubber gasket

PatFuller

02:39PM | 07/10/06
Member Since: 06/29/03
7 lifetime posts
Thanks for your responses. I'll try another gasket first, then the putty as a last resort. Thanks again.

Sylvan

09:44AM | 07/11/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Your very welcome, make sure to Use plumbers putty...

PatFuller

07:09PM | 07/11/06
Member Since: 06/29/03
7 lifetime posts
Will do, thanks!

PatFuller

10:29AM | 07/14/06
Member Since: 06/29/03
7 lifetime posts
For anyone that might have the same problem, I finally bought a whole new drain assembly (solid brass) that had a good wedge-shaped gasket. No leaks! Thanks for your help Sylvan.

Sylvan

05:43PM | 07/14/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Enjoy hope you hasve many leak proof years with it LOL
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