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 Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: njdiyguy (NJ)

I finally got around to the shower drain that has been collecting dust due to a leak in the drain assembly. Used Oatey No Caulk and got the appropriate gasket for 2" copper DVW and used silicone lubricant. I cannot get it to seat as low as it should. It is proud of the drain by about one rib in the gasket (of three I believe). I did a test and got a drop of water after a few hours (I didn't see anything immediately, but I wrapped a paper towel around the drain pipe above ptrap and it was a bit damp in a single spot so I deduced a drop or two made it's way down).

Should I: 1)replace and try again 2)put silicone over gasket (i know....) 3) call a plumber

Any helpful suggestions?



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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: steve (CA)

Pull the gasket out, measure the length to make sure it should full seat in the well and try again. I use liquid soap as a lubricant.

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: njdiyguy (NJ)

Thanks. I tried a few times. It is getting stuck on the internal threads and I'm worried about ripping it. I forgt to mention that in OP

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: steve (CA)

You are sure it's a 2" copper gasket and not an 1 1/2" schedule 40 gasket?

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: njdiyguy (NJ)

As best I can be. I ordered the gasket that states 2" copper. I'll try another water test and see what happens.

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: packy (MA)

don't worry about damaging the gasket. they are pretty tough.
you are doing the right thing by lubricating it.
use a thin block of wood to force it down
is the gasket you got directional?
the tapered end faces up

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: njdiyguy (NJ)

tapered end up, yes. Thanks, I'll push a bit more and see what I can get.

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: bernabeu (SC)

sounds weird, but, use butter as the lubricant


best temporary lube in the world and will damage NOTHING

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: Don411 (IN)

I saw that in a movie at a bachelor party once....

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: bernabeu (SC)

seriously

it is 'slipprier' than 3in1 oil

available in every home

free (just ask the HO)

safe for any material, 'o' ring, foam gasket, etc

just be careful not to get it on your own fingers/hand or you will not have any grip at all

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: Don411 (IN)

That's a great tip, Bern! I just saw a video of a guy that used a crayon to remove a rusted oxygen sensor from an auto exhaust pipe. Those O2 sensors get rusted in there something fierce. He heated the bung and melted a crayon on the exposed threads of the sensor. The melted wax runs in along the threads, and after it cooled a bit it came loose easily with a wrench. In fact, once it was broken loose, he was able to unscrew it by hand.

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: njdiyguy (NJ)

Got it! Thanks
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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: bernabeu (SC)

sooooooooo ......... did you butter it up before you slipped it in ????????????????????



seriously, good job

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: packy (MA)

very nice job..

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 Re: Oatey No Caulk 2" Copper
Author: njdiyguy (NJ)

I did not use butter. Silicone lube and a the end of a faucet seat wrench. Thanks all. Now on to the tub drain and drum trap that needs to be replaced in the bathroom I'm actually working on...no rest for the weary

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