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Old 11-16-2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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Kitchen sink plumbing leak

The townhouse a friend of mine is renting out has a leak around the trap of the kitchen sink.

He is not in the area anymore, so he asked if I could take a look at it. I've had some experience doing minor plumbing work, and am fairly confident I can take care of things when seeing this picture.

The only thing that looks hairy is the buildup where the trap connects to the "adapter" piece. If I can't get remove the buildup, would I have to cut the adapter off of the pipe going into the wall? If so, how would I go about getting the replacement trap and adapter to go to the new, shorter pipe, since it will not be a standard distance away from the trap (assuming there is a standard distance)? Are there special adapters for just this situation?

Any help is appreciated.


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Old 11-16-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Kitchen sink plumbing leak

You could cut the stub coming out of the wall back, then extend it with a coupler and another short piece back to where it needs to be.


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Old 11-16-2011, 01:31 PM   #3
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Am not a fan of hard piping traps. I would cut the pvc back install a 1 1/2 trap adapter and then get a tubular p trap
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