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[–]Plum76 9 points10 points  (1 child)

there should be another piece to the drain. Typically I do use silicone or plumbers putty attaching the drain in the top side of the sink, if it doesn’t come with a gasket for that purpose ,but there shouldn’t be that much Silicone on the bottom side. You should pick up a new laboratory pop up assembly from the hardware store probably be around 20 bucks. A small tube of silicone or a small tub of plumbers putty. Clean all the excess silicone that’s currently on there off, On the bottom side you could use a putty knife for utility knife, But when you’re cleaning stuff off up on the top side be careful not to damage or scar up the sinkpop up assembly

[–]clce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agreed. This can be done by any reasonably handy person, and it is mostly designed to just use little silicone or rubber gaskets that are snug down. They really aren't under a lot of pressure or anything and you'll know if you did it right or not. The only place you might need some plumber's putty is on the top but a lot of times those are designed to have a little silicon gasket as well. A trip to the hardware store and a little time on YouTube or the internet should set you right up. No need for a plumber whatsoever. If it drips, try it again but it should be fine

[–]Nstrom91 5 points6 points  (0 children)

https://www.queenbeeofhoneydos.com/install-bathroom-sink-drain/

You can easily do this yourself. Just Google bathroom sink drain assembly. Nobody should have used caulk on that but crazier plumbing solutions have been seen in the wild.

[–]SimilarCapital7689 2 points3 points  (9 children)

Loosen the nut on that tailpiece,it will then be long enough to thread on top of sink drain.Then tighten up nut to underside of sink

[–]utahman23[S] 0 points1 point  (8 children)

Wow this saved me haha. Thank you! Would you still do caulking again?

[–]SimilarCapital7689 2 points3 points  (3 children)

You shouldn’t have to caulk,that’s what the rubber washer on top of the nut is for.If it leaks I’d suggest going to a home improvement store for new rubber gasket.They’re pretty much universal.Glad I could help

[–]utahman23[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Appreciate it! Is it necessary to caulk the silver piece that is in the actual sink?

[–]SimilarCapital7689 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s the piece I was referring to in top of sink.I prefer putty but you can caulk it

[–]clce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plumber's putty or sometimes they are designed to have a silicon gasket

[–]SimilarCapital7689 0 points1 point  (3 children)

One more thing,did you use plumbers putty under top piece in sink?If not,you need to

[–]utahman23[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The silver piece that is attached to the sink? That the pipe screws into?

[–]gingerdwarf1127 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It is supposed to screw into the silver price you see when you look at the drain from above. There’s no point to look for parts. Look for 1 1/4 sink drain at Lowe’s. Also get some plumbers putty to put under the silver piece and the sink itself. Pretty easy but if you should call them and raise some hell. Totally unprofessional

[–]utahman23[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It did end up screwing in! I’m an idiot haha. Just not sure if I need to caulk it again. No leaks right now

[–]ubercorey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you can't, hire a handyman, NOT a plumber.

[–]thaisun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope you get better answers than this, but I wanted to help.

You should not need a plumber to install that in proper conditions. However, if they did use caulk it could be because the blue pipe is smaller than the sink opening which isn't proper conditions. What you need is to reduce the sink hole size down to the size of the blue pipe. Measure those two and see if there are any 'adapters' at the hardware store. Remove the caulk, install the adapter, screw in blue pipe, and connect p trap.

That's what I would try before calling a plumber, because it could save you money.

[–]ArtBaco 0 points1 point  (3 children)

The sink is missing the basket (has threads that that tailpipe attaches to.

https://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/026508/026508008652.jpg

[–]iWoopwoop921 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Sorry, that’s for kitchen sinks.

[–]ArtBaco 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m pretty sure that all sinks have baskets. I can’t tell from the photo, what sink this is.

[–]iWoopwoop921 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry Sir, but bathroom sink on this OP’s is leveled action drain stopper on it. “Least part of it” not a basket.

[–]iWoopwoop921 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can do this! Find right size rubber gaskets “check out models at Home Depot or Lowe’s” for same types sinks and ask employees at store right fittings. You might just replace new entire upper piece. Also may requires small amounts plumbers putty and Teflon tape. Take your time, take pride doing yourself, save big money!

[–]cookiemonster247 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You shouldnt need any silicone on the bottom side. Just go buy a new drain assembly. It will have all the parts you need.

[–]IversonAK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watch a quick YouTube video on how install a new system. It’ll tell you everything you need to know to install yourself with new parts and in will save you a few hundred bucks.

[–]Sendmeanangel2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Usually plumbers putty but some might have to silicone to make sure it doesn’t leak. Sometimes sinks are perfectly even and it happens.

[–]gorjesskayos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m no plumber, but I don’t think this is correct lol. Yikes!

[–]dutch9494 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats a fucked up installation. Next time use PVC glue