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These photos both show Mistos parts, which of the 2 pop-ups look like yours? The top one is for commercial use, the bottom one residential. Kohler will replace the top one, if that is what you have. Drain units also different, commercial top, residential bottom
The WD-40/3 in 1 oil failed to loosen the flange. It continued to spin despite attempting to hold it with pliers as I turned the nut counterclockwise. I eventually hacksawed the tailpipe and the flange was easily removed.
Dishwasher drain airgap. It's placed above maximum sink full water level to prevent siphoning grey-water from the sink into the dishwasher if the P-trap ever gets plugged and you try to empty a full sink. If water is spewing or leaking from the overflow slots in the cover, either the outflow from the airgap into the sink drain has become clogged ...
Caulking should be sealing. If it isn't you are using the wrong kind of caulk or your area was prepped wrong. The question is like asking if you need to put an extra coat on if it is cold outside.
The general answer to this is "read the instructions". Each product has different drying times. I did a Google search for "Quick drying caulking" and the first product that came up was a DAP product claiming "ready to paint in 30 minutes". I would not recommend trying to speed up the process with heat.
The tube of caulk should include drying and curing times. It will vary based on the product so you definitely want to go by the manufactures recommendation and not some general guideline you find on the web somewhere. You are not the only person who does not want to have to wait a day or two before using their sink and bathtub and the caulk manufacturers ...
I have never heard of this recommendation. If you are caulking an area that will regularly be exposed to water (sink, shower, etc.) I use a silicone caulk. Silicone caulk is 100% waterproof so there is no need to add any extra sort of sealer.
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