I was trying to put in the plug mechanism for the bathroom sink. I actually turned the entire plumbing underneath the sink and I think I broke the seal between the drain hole and the sink.

Now there is a slow leak...just drops. You can see it in the picture. drain hole slow leak

What is the best way to stop the leak? (I think we can fix the drain hole and sink connection/interface)


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Plumbers putty. Remove the drain and apply a new string of plumbers putty.

  • Will Caulk around the outer edge work instead?
    – milesmeow
    Jan 25, 2017 at 1:53
  • Kitchen/bathroom caulk could work, won't last long, and won't completely seal. Plumbers putty is cheap, a tub for under $5. Then you just pull the drain pipe up and out, put a string/rope of putty in and squish it back down, tighten and hook everything back up.
    – Jeff Cates
    Jan 25, 2017 at 13:58
  • Do as jeff said and use plumbers putty.
    – Mike
    Jan 31, 2017 at 17:22

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