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patrickBOOTH

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Put that picture on here. Those hardware guys are rank amateurs. Are you sure you know exactly where the leak is. If you don't get some paper towels, dry the crap out of it top and bottom and look until you find it. Does it only leak when you run the faucet or all the time?
It leaks all of the time. This isn't mine, but this photo online more or less is what I have except mine is metal. It is leaking from #2 and the bottom nut in between #2 and #3.

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PB, when you say leaking between 2 & 3, is there a cleanout hole there? Really you just need to watch a youtube video about replacing these and go after it. Your plumbers crack is ready...
 

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Should cost you about 6 dollars and 10 minutes to fix. IME no problem combining metal and PVC in the under-sink drain. Do you have a disposal? I've seen the vibrations loosen up the lock nuts on the p-trap and cause leaks before.
 

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Yeah, there is a cleanout hole there which I have had to tighten every so often, but now the #2 is leaking and there is a lot of green ectoplasm along with the leak. It is very slow and so far a bucket under the sink has warded off any damage.
 

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It leaks all of the time. This isn't mine, but this photo online more or less is what I have except mine is metal. It is leaking from #2 and the bottom nut in between #2 and #3.

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Just buy the whole assembly and replace it I'm pretty sure its under $20 but I will tell you a trick . Buy a roll of teflon thread tape and some pipe thread paste.One at a time remove the slipnut at the joint, clean area around the seal with an old toothbrush, brush a thin layer of paste over the area and wrap 3 or 4 laps around the seal and the thread, be sure to keep that tape flat and tight, wrap left to right covering the seal and thread , reassemble. That $600 dollar job just cost @ 30 cents. Maybe someday I'll tell the story about the time I saved Intel several million dollars with a variation of that same trick.
 

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You overestimate me, but I will try it...

Are all of these pieces standard sizes or do I have to attempt to measure things?
 

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You overestimate me, but I will try it...

Are all of these pieces standard sizes or do I have to attempt to measure things?
Wrap a string around the pipe, measure the string, divide by pi then explain this to the person at the hardware store. If they grab a pipe wrench and lift it above there head, tis a good sign for us in this thread....
 

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I'm no plumber, but I'd take the assembly from 1 to 4 with you to the store. Get the plastic replacement. And make sure you don't have to trim anything (if you do, get them to cut it for you or just buy a $3 hacksaw blade).
 

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Someone may have lay a “righty-tighty lefty-loosey on him.

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