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5 Simple Tips For A Common Plumbing Issue

Common plumbing issues

DEPP_Infographic-PlumbingResidential plumbers get many emergency calls about slow moving drains and sometimes the sink strainer is completely worn out and needs to be replaced.

According to the plumbing of Littleton experts, anyone can install kitchen sink strainers, either before or after the sink is installed.  Installing them first will prove somewhat easier because it requires less stooping.

Start with a bead of silicone caulk around the sink’s strainer hole and underneath the strainer’s lip.  It looks complicated, but the steps are very clear cut and simple. A spanner wrench will be needed for this plumbing project:

Plumber Pro Tips

Tip #1  Push the strainer into the caulk (remove the excess later).

Tip #2  From underneath, insert the rubber gasket and cardboard washer, if any.

Tip #3  From on top, insert the open jaws of needle-nose pliers through the holes.

Tip #4  From underneath, tighten the nut with a spanner wrench with one hand while keeping the strainer from turning with the pliers.

Tip #5  If the strainer nut is designed for it, lock it with the supplied bolts.

BONUS TIP:  Thread on the strainer nut, hand tight.  Then, tighten the nut with the spanner wrench.

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