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I have a wall hung sink with a drain that leaks because I can't get the washer tight enough to the fixture. I've tried a couple of different sizes of washers, but no luck. I don't know what brand it is.

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There should be between the washer and the sink fixture a large rubber washer that you can compress to seal the joint. You can also get a small tub of "plumber's putty. Use a small amount of putty, roll in a ball and turn into a snake shape..wrap in a coil around the sink before you slide the washer up and squeeze the washer into it.
Be sure to check the small ball socket that controls the sink drain plug. Sometimes the retainer nut isn't snug and it can leak a little and it will appear that the main drain is leaking... Hope this sloves your issue.
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from the end of the straw, the water flows back into
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If your fixture is not set right or is wabbling, the
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Each of these senarios will require a different
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to look at it. The previous information should
provide you with a basis for the questions you need.

Make sure before you call a plumber to check
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In conclusion, if you don't have a vent inside the
wall which equalizes the air pressure inside the
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one roof vent, if the vent is clogged off due to
sludge and soap scum, if you don't have a proper trap
on your sink, or if the drain is clogged, sewer gas can escape
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