What Are Some Sink Drain Parts?


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A kitchen sink drain assembly includes a strainer, strainer basket, rubber gasket, washers, lock nuts, housing, slip nuts, tailpiece, trap adapter, couplers, pipe and a trap. A bathroom drain assembly includes a stopper, flange, drain body, tailpiece, nuts, gaskets and a lift-rod assembly to operate the stopper.

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Plumber’s putty, primer and pipe joint compound keep the drain parts in place, forming watertight seals at all joints and openings. Most sink pipes are made with corrosion-resistant materials such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polyvinyl-chloride (PVC), or copper. Local building codes may restrict which type of pipe material is used. Strainers and stoppers are also made with different materials such as plastic, stainless steel, galvanized steel, brass or bronze.

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