Re: New bathroom sink leaks - Resolution
Posted by CEA on March 15, 2004 at 18:14:23:
In response to Re: New bathroom sink leaks - Resolution
: Resolution:
: I took the P trap assembly apart and installed a new reducing washer and a new nut and installed it again, this time tightening it snug, no more. That worked and it doesn't leak. I tightened it down really really hard the first time - which must have caused the washer to fail. It seems like less is more with the plastic screw on fittings. Must be a lot like compression fittings in that overtightening, not undertightening, can most often lead to failure.
: Thanks for the help.
: Greg N

50% of the time these fittings leak because they are overtightened. The other 50% of the time they leak because they aren't tightened enough :)

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