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Old 08-16-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Hello, last night part of the drain for my kitchen sink fell apart and I can't figure out how to put it back together.

Basically there's a straight pipe that comes down from the drain in the basin into what I'm guessing is a J joint and then out from there into the wall. The straight pipe from the drain came out of the J joint and I can't figure out how to re-fasten it.

I've got the nut and the washer but if I attach the washer to the straight piece it just slides right off when I try to fasten it down. Here are some pictures:



And here are the nut/washer:



Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 08-16-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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Seems as though the distance between the trap and drain tube is alittle far apart. I would get an extension tube. You may need to trim off a little of the drain tube to make it fit.

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Old 08-16-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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That was fast! I actually moved the trap to the side a bit so I could take a picture that includes everything but it does all line up, I just can't figure out how to get the straight piece into the trap. Thanks anyways!
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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If it lines up OK then clean the mating pieces and try again, if it still slips apart then replace the ferrel (plastic ring). Make sure you are installing correctly the ring is tappered and the narrow part of the ring here faces down. When tightened the nut pushes it into the trap.
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Ok, I think I'm trying to assemble this thing correctly but I want to make sure. I start by sliding the nut up the drain pipe then I attach the ring, narrow side facing down to the bottom of the drain pipe and then I let the nut slide down to rest on top of the ring.



Then, I swing the trap back over and fasten down the nut. Once the nut is fastened the ring/nut slide right off the drain pipe.



I'm certainly not a plumber so I just want to check to make sure I'm not going about the whole thing wrong before I head back to the hardware store. Thanks again for your help!
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THat is right in the assembly but in pic #3 you are pushing it up and it is cocked at an angle not good for the trap weir.

Pic #4 looks perfect that is why I say you nd to install an extension. Just because it was connected before doesn't mean that it was right to start.

You can either get an extension or get another down tube hat is loner and cut to length
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Ok, I'll give it a shot. Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:34 PM   #8
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Turn the trap around, you have it backwards.The high end of the trap go's on the sink end and the short end go's to the wall end.
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Good catch Ions .. never even looked at that
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Yeah, the guy at lowes said the same when I showed him the picture. When I got home again I flipped it around and now the drain pipe is about an inch too tall so I'm going to have to find some way to trim it. Thanks all!
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A quick trim with a handy finely-toothed saw and success!



Thanks again guys!

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