sink leak

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  1. mick noe

    mick noe Funster

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    noticed today few drops of water under stainless steel sink on close investigation what look like three or four minute rust marks must be pinholes :Doh:rest of the sink in perfect order. Any suggestion on repair?
     
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    Clean it off thoroughly and apply a waterproof patch over the pin holes although if its stainless there would not be rust.

    Make sure its not from the drain being lose

    Peter
     
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    some grades of stainless can rust. OK first put the plug in and fill the sink with water, then have a look to see where any leaks come from. Of course it could just be condensation dripping off of the bowl. check it out. if it is Pin holes then a patch put on with epoxy putty would sort it.
     
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    there is a special repair tape on a roll available, looks a bit like flashband as used on roofs but its not bitumen based. cant think of the name. alternatives are gaffa tape or woven clear waterproof tape. cost about £5 a roll

    clean and dry the area and stick tape over area an press on
     
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