Is sealing around the edges of a kitchen sink required as per national plumber's code?

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  1. Drew Griffiths

    Drew Griffiths New Member

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    I have a newly constructed home and have noticed that my counter-top is starting to swell around the kitchen sink. Upon closer inspection I found the plumber just dropped the sink in and never sealed the edges and water has obviously been getting underneath and causing my counter-top to swell. I would just like to know if this is common practice or is sealing required by code?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. plumber69

    plumber69 In the Trades

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    Most sinks that I have installed lately have a seal on it. Sink and faucet must have some sort of seal. Especially if its a particle board contertop. Newly constructed kitchen sink you dont want to see any silicone. Plumber did bad job
     
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