Shower Drain & Plumbers Putty

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Mike from Brier, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Mike from Brier

    Mike from Brier New Member

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    Howdy all--

    New shower receptor and wall surround going in (Sterling Vikrell). Old shower pan had the drain flange/fitting installed with silicone caulk between the flange face and pan.

    We're using the old flange on the new receptor: Is it acceptable to scrape off the caulk and use plumbers putty on the mating surface, or should it be silicone caulk instead?

    Thanks!
  2. thebigsee

    thebigsee DIY Member

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    This is an old post, but just want to point out that I was going to use plumbers putty but then saw that both Oatey and Sioux Chief recommend silicone for their drain installs with preformed showers. I used silicone and am very glad I did. It will be a pain if I ever need to remove it, but if that's the case, it's time to install a new shower I think!
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