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Use foam gasket on sink strainer along with plumber's putty?

If I am installing a stainless sink strainer, do I need to use the foam gasket under the top side of the strainer? in between the strainer and the plumber's putty? will the putty adhere to the foam gasket?

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Usually the gasket is not foam but black rubber. There may have been a piece of foam as packing to protect the stainless. You would apply the plumber's putty directly to the sink. Insert the strainer directly into the putty, compressing the putty. Under the sink, remove the excess putty that extruded through the opening. Apply the rubber gasket to the bottom of the sink, and then the nut (sometimes a "cup" and then the nut) .When the nut is tight, remove excess putty inside the sink. LEAKPROOF!

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