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Old 01-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hello I recently purchased a home and the sink is a mess. I want to re-do the plumbing underneath. It currently drains really slow. Here are some pictures of what it looks like. I'm just unsure of the best way to go from PVC to the metal pipe. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks

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Old 01-28-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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#1 remove and replace all of that old steel piping. If it's not leaking now it will.
#2 Remove and throw away all that nasty looking plumbing under the sink, It's all completly wrong.
You need to go buy a new 1-1/4 P trap and a NPT female to 1-1/4 slip adapter, and a 1-1/4 tail piece extention, . A total of less then $10.00 in materails.

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Old 01-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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Should I just replace the piece that goes into the 90 or do you mean all the way to where it goes into the main drain. The main drain is cast iron. I do not have the money to replace it right now. The piece of pipe that is threaded into the 90 seems to have some kind of solder or glue holding it in place around the threads. Is it possible to thread the new pvc into the metal pipe if I can get the old piece out of the 90.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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Boy--that's a tight spot to work in---

The big problem there is the drain is centered to the sink--Ideal is 3" off center--the new sinks have the drains so close to the wall that you don't have room for the P-trap when it must go straight back---

You could saw off the drain as far to the right as you can---leaving enough of a stub to add a rubber boot (Fernco ) then convert to PVC--

The copper is in the way of shifting the drain over---so that might need moving a bit,too.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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If there's a treaded nipple sticking out of the wall and it not all rusted up you need a female pipe thread to 1 1/4 PVC slip adaptor.
Steel pipe is not soldered or welded in a drain system. It might be something like JB weld or something. Steel pipe will leak. All your old steel supply lines also need to go. They rust from the inside out, there's going to leak and the insides going to be badly reduced in size.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:42 PM   #6
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Joe---Those water lines look like copper to me---

Surprisingly --often the chrome P-traps were leaded into the steel drain pipe---

That is a royal pain to fix----
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Yes the water lines are Copper they just are a little dirty. Also here is a picture of what the pipe that has the rubber coupling on it looks like going into the 90. Its a picture I found on the internet because i'm at work right now. Like I said it has something around the threads.

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wow that is close quarters..how far to the stack is it from back of 90???
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Its probably four or five feet to the stack. When I get off work tonight I'll snap a picture of it
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Its probably four or five feet to the stack. When I get off work tonight I'll snap a picture of it
you could cut off pipe with sawzall an un screw for stack gently...clean out hub on cast stack use an 1 1/2 pvc male adapter then pipe back to sink ..then install new p trap....

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Just a tip----before you complete the new drain piping---add the 1 1/4" P-trap to the sink drain first just to make sure that the new drain will mate up with the P-trap
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You could plumb it all in 1 1/2" including the p-trap then just use a 1 1/2x 1 1/4 reducing washer in top of trap.
Its a lot harder to plug up a 1 1/2" trap
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That P-Trap is all wrong.
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What in the wide world of sports was that all about?
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