Smell from new sink installation

reader77October 24, 2012

Has anyone else had a bad chemical odor coming from below the sink after a new sink was installed? It's not a sewer gas smell or a musty one - it's very choking.

Lowes says it will go away - but it's been 2 weeks this Fri.

I leave the doors open all the time - also used jars of room freshener. No success.

Very little info on Google - except it may be chemicals in the stainless steel sink noise pads.

Suggestions appreciated.

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Or it could be from the plumber's putty. That stuff smells pretty bad. Is there a beige "gunk" around the drain? If so, gently scrape the excess out so that you can't see it.

I cannot tolerate the smell of that stuff and every plumber I have ever used glops it everywhere around the strainer.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 4:48PM
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It doesn't seem to be the putty. I think it's coming from the sound deadening pads on bottom of sink.

I'm going to Lowes tomorrow to get some action started. Phone calls were useless.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 8:19PM
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