How do I keep plumbing under a sink from leaking when I replace PVC?

Every time I replace any plumbing under a sink, there is a period of time where I get a small amount of leaking. This may happen for a day or so up to a month or more. I end up putting something under the sink, "just in case", for months on end.
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  • Tammy Bacon Tammy Bacon on Jun 21, 2017
    I use plumbers tape to wrap the connections before putting it pack together. I has always worked for me. You need to wrap it several times then screw it together.

  • Nena Hodges Nena Hodges on Jun 21, 2017
    It's called teflon tape. Only wrap two to three times. If there is a small leak, (seepage,) this is not unusual, and should seal itself off in a short while. I put a container under it, and it usually stops within 24 hours.

  • Nena Hodges Nena Hodges on Jun 21, 2017
    It's called teflon tape. Only wrap two to three times. If there is a small leak, (seepage,) this is not unusual, and should seal itself off in a short while. I put a container under it, and it usually stops within 24 hours. Be sure to wrap the tape int the same direction that you will be screwing the outer connection.