I wish I could figure out how to load a picture that’s a small enough file to explain but hoping someone can understand what I’m saying here. I have a ring of water around the entire perimeter of the waste seat at the bottom of the sink bowl with new faucet/drain combo I have installed. I would think tightening it more (to bend the waste seat toward the center of the hole) may work but don’t its fairly tight and I’m a bit worried I could over tighten and have an instant regret. drain

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. If you upload your picture to an external site, and edit in the link, someone will be along to edit in the picture. Commented May 17, 2019 at 12:04
  • Is there a recessed area in sink bottom that the drain sits in?
    – Kris
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 13:12
  • No bending should occur in order for a drain to seat properly.
    – Kris
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 13:18
  • Ok I think I was just able to load the picture. And yes there is a recessed area in the bottom of the sink. It is sitting within the recess as well, not proud at all Commented May 18, 2019 at 13:14

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I'm not sure there's an answer to this, other than installing a slightly larger drain kit, or one that isn't so convex. Perhaps after cleaning it a few times with a scotch brite pad it will have less surface tension.

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