I replaced my bathroom faucet, including the drain stopper set-up/rods/tubes.
I have a leak where the little ball has a rod coming out of it which leads to the rod to make the sink stopper go up and down.
I unscrewed the ring that holds the ball in place, put thread tape on it (in the correct direction), and tightened the ring down as much as I could and still allow the stopper rod to move up and down, although it is sorta stiff.
The leak got much, much, much better, but there is still a drip-leak. Whenever someone uses the sink, about 1 drop per 30 seconds will come out. Overnight of dripping/using the sink still causes a puddle under the sink, so I need to stop the drip even more.
Is there some type of sealant or something I can put over the leaking spot? I was just going to put a small towel under the sink and change it when it gets too wet, but I would rather solve the problem at the source.
If I make the ring tighter that holds the ball-thing in place, I will either crack plastic or the drain stopper rod will be too stiff to move.
I was also going to simply re-apply thread tape and see if that helps.
Thoughts? Must be a simple solution that I can’t think of right now…