How to fix water stopper in sink

Posted on 03.06.2018 by Edgar
By plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey of This Old House TV. Here's an easy home fix and money saver.

Sink stopper not stopping the water.

The culprit is often a buildup of hair around the base of the stopper or the pivot rod mechanism. Of course, in order to do these fixes simply, you have to take some elementary steps first. Thread tailpiece into assembly. How to Fix a Bath Sink Stopper. Coat threads on tailpiece with pipe dope. Your friends come over and laugh at you. Lift up on the lift handle and see if the drain stopper plugs the sink drain completely.
If the stopper or mechanism is damaged, you can buy a replacement stopper and parts at Amazon. Kitchen sink keeps on draining. One is to keep water in the sink, the other is to let the water out, he says. Run water in the sink to ensure that there is a good seal. Check for leaks around the pivot nut and any other pipe connections youve made. Water may leak or refuse to drain around a sink pop-up for a number of reasons.