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For a tub overflow washer (Part# PPC826-3) where should the "thick end" go - top or the bottom? Is pasting a little silicone recommended on it so that it has a better seal after I tighten the screw?

I have a leak from my bath tub which I have narrowed it down to the overflow drain.I have resealed the bath drain and there is no leak from there. It is a MAACO tub with and "Ezy Touch" drain plug. The overflow faceplate has just one screw. Thank you.

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The thicker end goes up because of the sloped end of the bathtub. You should not need to apply any sealant - the gasket is compressed as the screw is tightened.

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Testimonial: "Tom, thank you very much for your prompt response. That's what the diagram shows on the back of the package. But when I Googled about the silicone, there were differing opinions including turning the thicker end to 3 o'clock position, which didn't make sense. One last question please, to confirm that the bevelled end is towards the tub and the flat end on the pipe. Am I correct? Thanks again."

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