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Old 09-21-2022, 03:39 PM   #1
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I have to re-putty the kitchen sink strainer and we are having a devil of time getting the large lock-nut off of the bottom of the strainer!! It is really! well! attached!!! I think it was siliconed on, and you can hear crud grinding, so as we unscrewed it (even getting it started was a challenge), the crud was getting jammed up in the threads. And it is now completely jammed up. Can't even tighten it anymore. Need a bigger set of channel-locs!

In case I end up breaking it (good chance, since it's plastic) anyone know if I'm looking for another straight-forward kitchen sink strainer of the same size, or is there anything cute and TM-ish about this one?
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Old 09-21-2022, 07:41 PM   #2
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Deb Mac, use a hair dryer on high heat, it will soften the putty. Hoping that it is putty. On the strainer, I use this one. Works well. Good luck with the removal.

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Old 09-21-2022, 08:20 PM   #3
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Thanks. I’ll have to haul the generator to the storage yard to use a hair dryer. But I want to charge the battery up anyway, so probably try that on Saturday. The actual putty under the ring is not the problem. We got the lock nut partly unscrewed, but reached a point where it just won’t move. But the whole drain/strainer now spins around in the sink. I’m pretty sure that it’s going to end up breaking before it comes off. So thanks for the suggestion of the replacement. It looks like a good fit.
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Well no way to stabilize the basket - plastic snapped! So plan B - 12v multitool. Cut it off and replaced it with new.
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