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4thjet
Kitchen Sink - Help!

Last night while doing the dishes my strainer around the plug came off! All of a sudden my feet and rug were wet and took me over an hour to clean up the water.
I have everything lined up again but can tell when I use the plug again it will come loose again.
How do I glue/fix this part from coming off again?:confused:

johnjh2o
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!

I have no idea what your talking about? Can you make it a little more clear?

John

MLB Construction
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!

i'm with john....not a clue

plumbingjim17
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!

Sounds like your talking about the basket strainer but really hard to know what your talking about the basket strainer screws on and uses plumber's putty the piping is usually connected with ferrels and nuts.

dj1
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!

I guess I have a clue.

If your sink strainer fell through the hole - you need a new sink. Not glue, not caulking and not a prayer.

You see, strainers are made smaller than the hole, so they can stay in the sink.

Call a plumber for a quick fix.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!

Maybe she meant sprayer? The hose came off the end?

4thjet
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!

Sorry for not coming back sooner or making myself clear. I didn't know what the part was called but since then found out it's the sink strainer part that came off and loose. It's sitting in the hole pretty good and I'm keeping a bucket under the sink right now.
Leaks are minimal but if I put the plug in it all comes loose again. So do I need to replace the strainer? I've seen them for sale everywhere from the Dollar Store and Walmart to the building supply stores.
Or do I have to get a whole new sink?
Or can it be fixed? :confused:

A. Spruce
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!
4thjet wrote:

So do I need to replace the strainer?
Or do I have to get a whole new sink?
Or can it be fixed? :confused:

Again, without pictures or personal inspection, we can't tell you anything about the strainer or the drain system.

From the sounds of it a new strainer may take care of the problem, but this is only a guess from the limited information provided.

keith3267
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!

I don't understand how the strainer can cause the water to drain all over your feet. Do you have a normal drain system under your sink?

dj1
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!

We need photos as Spruce said, because your description of the situation is not clear.

With GOOD photos we'll be able to determine where your problem is and how to repair it.

4thjet
Re: Kitchen Sink - Help!
keith3267 wrote:

I don't understand how the strainer can cause the water to drain all over your feet. Do you have a normal drain system under your sink?

Yes I've seen the strainers in TOH and in stores now, and that's the piece that came right off. It also was disconnected from the pipe underneath. I've never seen anything like this happen at all!
Yes I have a normal double sink plumbing job under the sink.

Here's what happened:
I had been soaking some dishes, and when I started rinsing them off and took the plug out while rinsing then everything came apart. The suction from the plug must have pulled on the basket strainer just enough to make it let go. However it also disconnected from the pipe underneath the sink.
I didn't notice for a minute and water draining from the sink/dishwater, missed the outflow pipe as the strainer was no longer attached to either side of the sink or pipe, and run out of the cupboard onto the mat I was standing on.

It's a double regular kitchen sink and it's the main line side that came away from the sink and the pipe underneath as well as the strainer came right out into my hand. I found the washer and put it back under the strainer and hand tightened the nut/screw underneath the sink on the pipe.

Obviously not a perfect job and still leaking a little but now have a bucket under there to catch the leaks.
So before I super tighten everything, get plumber's putty etc. should I bother? or just get a whole new sink or just the strainer?

Hope that made it a bit clearer. Sorry I can't provide pictures my phone takes them dark and the older camera is unreliable.

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