Originally Posted by Stan
First i remember of anyone posting of this issue but in the home arena, it's pretty common. There should be caulking around (and plumbers putty under if it's Stainless) the sink. The faucet should have plumbers putty under it. Lots of installers take shortcuts and this is one of them.
I know this is an old post, but since my sink is leaking again, I thought I would ask about it.
I have the Corian(?) countertop with a stainless sink. When we first moved in, water was running from between the Corian and the sinktop and leaking down into the cabinet below. After a few days of unloading the cabinet and drying, I went to Lowe's and got silicone and ran a very thin bead around the top of the sink where it joined the Corian. That stopped the leaking until tonight. (I just did a thin bead so I could put the sink covers back on, was afraid using as much as I would to caulk a tub would prevent them from fitting.)
I suspect a kid leaned on the sink causing the bead to break, but now I have an additional problem. The right hand sink is leaking right under the sink, where a piece of plastic joins the sink. (Sorry I don't know the terms.)
I saw this post mentioned plumbers putty for stainless sinks...where do I put that? I assume that would help/stop the leaking from between the sink and Corian? (and if mine was supposed to already have some caulk or putty there...it did not, nor did any new ones on the CW lot I went to after I noticed mine leaking. wanted to know if it should have something there, because it strikes me as a bad design to have the gap for water to get through.)
I'll get under the sink tomorrow and look at the plastic piece that leaking under so I can better describe it and hopefully someone can guide me into how to fix.
(I'm beginning to think those of us with little to no handyman skills should not own RVs lol)