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Old 07-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm staying at a friend's house for vacation and I've discovered he's got a bucket sitting under the bathroom sink because he can't get a new drain trap put in. I'm tired of emptying the bucket.

Figured it would be simple to put a new trap in, but turns out that when he removed the old trap he just used brute force, and the threaded end of the trap got sheared off and was still stuck inside the nut on the drain pipe. Obviously that made it impossible to connect a new trap, so then he cut off the old nut (and the sheared off end of the trap stuck inside it). So now there's just the flanged drain pipe with no nut. Is there a type of fitting I can use that will allow me to connect a new trap to the existing pipe, or is the only plausible option at this point to replace the pipe?

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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Got a picture?
What type pipe is it coming out of the wall?
Is the old drain pipe still stuck inside the drain pipe?

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Yep---more info needed---a right fix is possible---or a Rube Goldberg one---but we need to know what is left intact---
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Okay, here's a picture of what remains. You can see the tailpipe coming down from the sink in the top half of the picture, and then the flanged pipe (with the now missing nut) coming up through the bottom of the cabinet. Thoughts?

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Strange - it shows up for me. Here's another one:
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Mike... Must be an old home.... That's a S (not P) trap. Nothing you can resonably do about that.(Edit: Forgot to say S it is not current code)

Yes... if you go to HD or any plumbing store, you can find the rest of that S trap and slip couplings to fix it.... Maybe $10.

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Old 07-21-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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Going to have to go under the house to find the other end of that pipe to be able to undo the nut that compresses the sealing ring holding the pipe in place.
That style drain no longer meets code if anyone cares.
I really needed to be run through the wall not through the floor.
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You can get a split nut to repair the old nut. It comes in 2 pieces so it will fit onto your pipe. Then you just need the rest of the trap.
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All,

Thanks for the replies. I'll be trying TheEplumber's suggestion tomorrow morning.

As for it not being up to code, the part of me that might otherwise care didn't come on vacation with me to my friend's house.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll be trying TheEplumber's suggestion tomorrow morning.

As for it not being up to code, the part of me that might otherwise care didn't come on vacation with me to my friend's house.
LOL---Yep, leave the code book at home while on holiday
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Eplumber can you post a picture of one of those split nuts, I've never heard of or seen one?
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I would cut that J bend a few inches above the floor and use a PVC tubular drain connector and a new PVC S trap.
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Or get a universal radiator hose from the auto parts store and 2 radiator clamps and MAKE an S trap. Just make sure the hose is LOOOOONG enough to accomplish the job. A good temporary/quick work around. O'reily has ALL kinds of lengths ..... http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...%28R%29&mc=GAT
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Eplumber can you post a picture of one of those split nuts, I've never heard of or seen one?
Here is one type-

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Rep...PB8?Pid=search

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