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  • #16
    Re: best sink basket strainer to use

    Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
    Kohler duostrainer. Nuff said.
    The Dearborn Brass 816 is a solid cast brass assembly like the Due Strainer. Only difference is it uses the large retaining nut, but its not that crappy zinc diecast crap its solid brass as well. And its half the cost of the Kohler strainer.
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    • #17
      Re: best sink basket strainer to use

      Originally posted by shock1964 View Post
      I dont use silicon or putty for a kitchen sink. the manufacturer provides that thin black gasket to be used for just that purpose, and I never have had even one leak related to that.
      I prefer this one, similar to the others shown. http://www.kindred-sinkware.com/grfx...specs/1130.pdf
      I have found most of these to be crap due to me replacing others. I also hate the fact that many don't seal flush and leave standing water.
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      • #18
        Re: best sink basket strainer to use

        I've always used the double cup with putty. Never had a leak or a call back on them and I buy them for under seven dollars. I've had the same one in my sink for 10 years and it looks like the day I installed it.

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        • #19
          Re: best sink basket strainer to use

          the problem you're encountering with the installation is 3 fold.

          stainless sinks don't allow for much putty to actually stay after tightening as there is no real taper to capture the putty.

          the sinks are thin and vibrate when the disposal is used and that will shake the tail pieces and strainer causing a leak.

          i've always had much better luck with the 3 bolt strainers than a single nut. plus removal after years of service is a breeze compared to a solid nut. die cast nuts are not legal too.

          in your case i would probably switch to silicone to prevent the issues you're having. although i never have needed silicone for this.

          rick.
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          • #20
            Re: best sink basket strainer to use

            stainless sinks don't allow for much putty to actually stay after tightening as there is no real taper to capture the putty.

            Thank you Rick. That statement aboves makes a lot of sense. I don't have any disposals in the sinks as they a re a maintence headache with renters putting all kinds of crap down them.

            I will switch to useing the 3 bolt design and silicone. I had heard about silicone before, but i thought it would take about 24 hours to dry.

            thanks again

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            • #21
              Re: best sink basket strainer to use

              the manufacturer provides that thin black gasket to be used for just that purpose,

              I thought the black gasket goes under the sink between the bottom of sink and nut??

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              • #22
                Re: best sink basket strainer to use

                can i just buy the silicone you see at home depot or lowes in the caulk section?

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                • #23
                  Re: best sink basket strainer to use

                  As long as it says 100% silicone.
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                  • #24
                    Re: best sink basket strainer to use

                    Thank you all

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                    • #25
                      Re: best sink basket strainer to use

                      My favorite strainer is the Wolverine Brass double cup one that Gettinit mentioned. Very heavy duty and a very reasonable price.

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                      • #26
                        Re: best sink basket strainer to use

                        Doubl cup strainer is good. It was very effective. Some of my clients prefer this kind.
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