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Assembly kitchen basket waste strainer to composite granite

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by dugit, 13 Mar 2012.

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    When I look at the assembly instructions for the kitchen basket waste strainer to my astracast composite granite sink unit, I find that the waste flange sits on a P.E washer and then underneath it has a rubber seal but it says to ensure a watertight seal they recommend silicone sealant be applied between the waste flange and the sink.
    I thought that one used plumbers putty which would then allow you to undo the assembly if you needed to?
     
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    Use silicone , it will come apart if required . Ditch the washer that fits "in" the sink

    plumbers putty or plumbers mate as we used to call it ? can u still get it ??
     
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    I've still got a tub - it makes a great paperweight!
     
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    OK I will use silicone and ditch the washer which is so flimsy it seems to be a nonsense.
    A small tub of plumbers mate I have had since about 1972 which I remember I got when I moved into another house.
    Thanks for the replies
    Dugit
     
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