|Posted by Marc , plumbing contractor in California on February 23, 2004 at 02:02:27:|
|In response to Re: Plumbers putty vs. silicone caulk|
: As I'm moving from fitting pipe to installing fixtures in my new (75+ year old) house, I'm wondering which material to use for various sealing tasks.
: I know some plumbers prefer putty, while others use silicone. I can see both sides: I've scraped an awful lot of dried putty off of fixtures, but silicone seems a little flimsy, somehow.
REPLY: WE USE PUTTY ON BASKET STRAINER AND G.DISP, AND SINK FLANGES. ALSO, UNDER FLANGES WITH TOO MUCH EMPTY SPACE UNDERNEATH. NEVER USE PUTTY ON STONE DUE TO OIL STAINING.
: So, would any of our resident professionals care to weigh in? I'm interested in your experiences with both materials, and *why* you use one or the other.
: Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me...
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