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jburchill 11-16-2010 01:46 PM

Kitchen sink's plumming leaking
 
Hello, I have a kitchen sink that is leaking in the drain pipes. The sink has a straight metal pipe coming from the sink. Then that connects to PVC piping that does the curve thing. The metal pipe has become disconnected from the PVC piping

I have tried to put the pvc piping back on the metal pipe, but it doesn't stay there it just slides back down. What is the trick to get the PVC pipe to stay connected to the metal pipe?

Thank you

Ltnicks 11-16-2010 06:14 PM

I think you may be referring to a compression fitting, there should be a nut on the pvc pipe you can tighten with a channel locks.

TheEplumber 11-16-2010 06:43 PM

Remove the pipe (flanged tailpiece) off the bottom of the sink. Take it to hardware store and buy a longer one. Also replace the nut and gasket at the bottom of the tailpiece. Sounds like your tailpiece is a little short and it also won't hurt to replace the nut and washer too. You can use pvc parts

jburchill 11-17-2010 10:15 AM

thanks for the replies, I took the tailpiece off last night and I am going to buy a new one today. The old was was metal with the bottom rusting out and braking.

I have a few questions still. I am going to buy a 1 1/2 tailpiece that is 6 inches long.

Does it matter if I buy metal or pvc when the old one was metal?

Do I need anything special to get the tailpiece to stick with the p-trap? Glue or any of that sort?

Thank you

Bondo 11-17-2010 10:31 AM

Quote:

Does it matter if I buy metal or pvc when the old one was metal?

Do I need anything special to get the tailpiece to stick with the p-trap? Glue or any of that sort?

Ayuh,... Plastic is Fine...

as noted above, the joint you're asking about Glueing is a Compression Joint...
Totally mechanical, 'n needs to just be tightened...


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