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Butyl Tape in galley sink? Galley sink drain flix
« on: December 14, 2014, 06:47:25 PM »

The two drains of my galley sink started leaking only a couple of years after replacing everything.  I used plumber's putty last time at the critical leak-prone areas but after all the great things I've read about butyl tape for leak-prone deck hardware, I was wondering if this might be the best solution for  sealing gasket type areas when I reinstall the drains this Winter.  Has anybody tried this or is there something I should know from a health standpoint (dishes soaking in water exposed to butyl tape picking up some toxin, etc.)?  This is a rotten, hard to reach job I never want have to do again.  Thanks
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Re: Butyl Tape in galley sink?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 07:52:17 PM »

Brian,

Either one would be fine for the application.  When I did ours recently, I made the choice to use PP even though I have a hefty supply of Maine Sail's butyl tape.  :D

This is is a four page discussion about the whole galley sink drain issues with many pictures, as well as what's in the tech wiki.

http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,7597.0.html
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Re: Butyl Tape in galley sink?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 06:57:40 PM »

Brian,

Butyl rubber would work, although if you used plumber's putty and it failed -- something is wrong.  That seals very well.

Ken
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Re: Butyl Tape in galley sink?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 02:33:02 PM »

Guys : I agree with Ken.  If the plumbers putty wasn't dried out and installed properly, it should have lasted the life of the sink drain.
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