Putty or Silicone?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by USAFRet, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. USAFRet

    USAFRet New Member

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    Which is best to use when installing a drain in an acrylic tub, plumber's putty or silicone?
  2. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    I would go with putty the no staining type.
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  3. USAFRet

    USAFRet New Member

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    Thanks, cwhyu2, for the quick reply, and Terry too for the picture!
  4. thebigsee

    thebigsee DIY Member

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    I just want to point out in the ongoing "putty vs. silicone" debate that at least with no-calk shower drains, both of the mainstream manufacturers (Oatey and Sioux Chief) specify using SILICONE under the flange, not putty. As such, the debate should be moot if people want to follow what the manufacturers suggest.
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