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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:47 am 
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I'd be grateful for any advice here - my wife has just called to say she has noticed the kitchen sink waste has come away from the sink somehow - I got her to send me the attached pic - can't figure out what on earth has happened here (or more importantly how to fix it!) - it doesn't look like it's something that is screwed back on, surely it's not just held with a sealant is it?
PS the plastic you can see is to prevent leakages from one of the blank 'sealed' outputs.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:00 pm 
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There should be a holow screw in the centre of the sink bowl strainer which clamps it to the underside dark grey section underneath and compresses the rubber foam seal; the hole in the screw is for the stopper part which is not shown in the picture, the screw has a straight screwdiver slot and is very similar to the unit in your photo.


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Hi thanks for your reply, I'm not totally sure what you are saying however, are you saying the hollow screw just needs tightening, or a stopper screw within that needs tightening? I'll get a pic from the top. Thanks again.


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I think I see what you mean now, the slotted bit is not there is it, the stopper part you refer to is the bit that goes in from the strainer. So somehow it looks like the hollow screw has disappeared??


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You'll be better of just getting a new one

http://www.screwfix.com/p/stainless-ste ... 90mm/9411k

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darrenba wrote:
You'll be better of just getting a new one

http://www.screwfix.com/p/stainless-steel-strainer-waste-1-bowl-90mm/9411k


Thanks, I think you are probably right, trouble is I only need to look at something and it will leak. That product states no silicon required so sounds easy. Of course there may be a problem with the thread it screws into, in the plastic waste bit. I just can't fathom out though where the hollow screw has gone, surely it must have a lip on it to prevent it slipping through the plug hole?


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Have you checked the stopper it might be attached, however my experience with this fitting the screw thread length is quite short and your installation white bits are heavy as compared to the original brand, see pictures of my 1.5 sink and post mod double sink, I found the dark grey plumbing to be a tad tight with the threads of the standard white fit and had to change everything.
Hence Darrenba's suggestion probably for the best.


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Thanks for everyone's advice on this. When I got home it was immediately clear that the lip on the hollow screw must have perished as it had indeed dropped through the centre hole of the plug. Did as suggested and bought a new one with seals and waste trap for less than a fiver, and fitted in 15 minutes! Thanks again.


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