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I have a new strainer basket but it won't seal water to wash dishes.

The basket will not seal water in sink.

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Turn the swimming pool pump off and wait for the water to drain from the strainer basket. You want to make sure that the pump is completely off before you proceed. Remove the screws or any items securing the lid of the strainer basket. Open the lid and pull out the strainer basket. Vacuum the strainer basket or scoop out any debris. You may want to run clear water through the basket to ensure you removed all debris. Feel toward the impeller and remove any clogs or obstructions preventing the impeller from working properly. Check the o-ring under the cover of the pump strainer housing. You may need to use a silicon lubricant to ensure a water-tight seal. Put the strainer basket back into the pump strainer housing and pour some water into the basket. Replace the lid and secure it in place. Turn the swimming pool pump on and check for proper pressure. If your pressure doesn't register, you may need to troubleshoot to find the problem.

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You should purchase a complete basket strainer assembly. Home Depot or Lowes have some very nice ones. They are a standard size.
Tell them it's for your kitchen sink.

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Bronze is more expensive than standard mass production is worth, i supposed if you want them made out of any mat. you can call kohler and pay for it, i've been to their plant and they do some pretty awsome custom work.
Rubbed oil is just a color and somtimes "you get what you pay for" if you buy a cheap basket strainer they usually do exactly what you're saying.
You can buy more expensive strainers that have a better finish, I know Kohler and Moen have lifetime warranty finish on many of their higher end products.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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I'm not sure what your question is, or if you are posting information.

Plumber's putty is purchased at local home center, hardware, plumbing outlet.
Container is smaller than coffee cup, and 3 times heavier.

Material is gray and thick and slightly oily and not sticky on the fingers.
Clean sink opening.
Apply fairly thick amount of putty completely around sink opening. About 3/16" thick.
Putty should extend wide enough so sink basket sits entirely on top of putty.

Push sink basket down into putty.
Tighten sink basket very firm from below.
Wipe away excess putty inside sink bowl with finger, and then a paper towel or damp sponge.

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