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  • Installing delta faucets !

    Ok i have a question for the plumbers and handyman out there ?

    You have a delta faucet to install with the plastic base do you put plumbers putty

    under the plastic or not ?

    And if not why ?
    JERRYMAC
    E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
    CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
    FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
    SINCE JAN. 1989

  • #2
    Re: Installing delta faucets !

    I use the plastic or rubber gasket whatever comes with the faucet and leave the plumbers putty for disposer mounts and sink baskets.

    James

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    • #3
      Re: Installing delta faucets !

      I usually toss the plastic and fill the base with plumbers putty. Can't say why I do .

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      • #4
        Re: Installing delta faucets !

        I usually (not quite always) use clear silicone around the perimeter. On single handle faucets with o-rings on the base I still use clear silicone around the perimeter of the base.

        The oils in putty can damage some tops so I use silicone.

        I've seen the funky underside of too many faucets where the plastic washer is the only seal after having been in use.
        Time flies like an arrow.

        Fruit flies like a banana.

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        • #5
          Re: Installing delta faucets !

          Gasket and putty on made made tops,gasket and a little silicone on natural stone.It's like wearing suspenders and a belt,just a little insurance for keeplng things together.
          Steve in the trade since 73 doing new residential/Commercial work

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          • #6
            Re: Installing delta faucets !

            A bead of clear silicone on every faucet / fixture .

            Only place I use putty anymore is for Tub's when I change out the lift and turns.

            Bill

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            • #7
              Re: Installing delta faucets !

              No putty, No silicone. Thats why they give u the plastic or rubber under it to replace using putty.
              You can lose with me, but you can't win without me!.... PPI

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              • #8
                Re: Installing delta faucets !

                I toss the new Delta faucets, they're garbage.

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                • #9
                  Re: Installing delta faucets !

                  putty will cause the plastic to crack. it says right on the container not to use on plastics. silicone of plastic safe putty

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                  • #10
                    Re: Installing delta faucets !

                    No to putty and yes to silicone if I see an issue on faucet sets. Otherwise, I let the supplied part do it's job. The only place left for putty is on basket strainers. I use silicone on tub/shower drains.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Installing delta faucets !

                      I use putty on almost every faucet I install, but not on granite. t

                      Those rubber gaskets are marginal. Too easy for them to slip and slide around while mounting.


                      Those gaskets came about as a result of DIY. Just another example of removing the skill and also sacrificing quality.


                      I agree that the new Delta faucets are not very high quality to begin with.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Installing delta faucets !

                        I like to put a tight silicone cir around all 3 sink holes and set the faucet
                        I dont want to see it ooze out

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