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jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
Kitchen sink.
1 and 1/2 inch slip nut.

Sink backed up and the old slip nut started leaking. The slip nut had a major crack on the top.

Cleared backup.
Removed old slip nut.
Bought new slip nut.
Installed new slip nut.

It still leaks, BUT (he said) I can make it stop by moving the pipe.

The bottom of the slip nut is threaded and it is tight.
The top of the slip nut is not threaded, so my question is......is there a trick to making the top of the slip nut water tight?


Please help make it stop. I will forever be in your dept, and when I win the lottery you will never want for cigars again.

Comments

  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    did it come with a rubber lining that goes inside when you bought it?
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
  • twistedstemtwistedstem jacksonville floridaPosts: 3,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did you put Teflon tape around the threads? Only other thing I could think of is should there be an o ring or gasket in there somewhere? Not a plumber but I did stay in a best western awhile ago.
    For a moment i dont even care.. Until i feel its hand on my neck

  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    danielzreyes:
    did it come with a rubber lining that goes inside when you bought it?


    Yea, and it is installed.

  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    twistedstem:
    Did you put Teflon tape around the threads? Only other thing I could think of is should there be an o ring or gasket in there somewhere? Not a plumber but I did stay in a best western awhile ago.


    The threaded part ain't leaking.

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It sounds like the slip nut washer is damaged or missing.
    Looks like this.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience:
    It sounds like the slip nut washer is damaged or missing.
    Looks like this.
    THIS is what I'm talking about
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
  • onestrangeoneonestrangeone Austin, TxPosts: 2,444 ✭✭✭✭✭
    danielzreyes:
    0patience:
    It sounds like the slip nut washer is damaged or missing.
    Looks like this.
    THIS is what I'm talking about
    That would be it, make sure you clean out any gunk where the washer seat's
  • The3StogiesThe3Stogies MainePosts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭
    All I know about plumbing is: Water goes downhill and never put your fingers in your mouth.
    Sounds like a fit problem with the new ring seal, or maybe some debris on the seal. Take a look at the ring itself and where it seats to the pipe, try just seating the ring with your hand and rotate it a little, may notice something. If nut is tight and still leaks then maybe a thicker one, or double the ring seals. Sounds like the nut is bottomed out tight but you still have a leak. Usually they snug up pretty good, even by hand. But again, I am no plumber.
  • macs-smokesmacs-smokes Posts: 587
    Plumbers Putty will get you buy in a pinch... or silicone caulk will also do in a pinch. But I would replace it.
  • chrisloldschrislolds TexasPosts: 435 ✭✭
    duct tape, popsicle sticks and bailing wire.... it'll fix anything.
  • pelirrojopelirrojo Farmington, NMPosts: 1,759 ✭✭✭
    The3Stogies:
    If nut is tight and still leaks then maybe a thicker one, or double the ring seals. Sounds like the nut is bottomed out tight but you still have a leak. Usually they snug up pretty good, even by hand.

    That's what she said? I'll see myself out...
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    chrislolds:
    duct tape, popsicle sticks and bailing wire.... it'll fix anything.


    Finally

  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    macs-smokes:
    Plumbers Putty will get you buy in a pinch... or silicone caulk will also do in a pinch. But I would replace it.
    +1000
    Money can't buy taste
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