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Old 02-21-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

The drain in my bathroom sink is leaking. I've attached a few pictures, but it looks like the drain is a hack job (I didn't do it!). The drain pipe is attached to the trap by some plastic flexible tube secured with a hose clamp. When I run the sink, water starts to seep out around the hose clamp and leak onto the floor.

I tried tightening the clamp, but to no avail. The rest of the drain seems to function properly - do I just need to get another one of these flexible tubes?

I also have another question - in the second picture, you can see a close up of the trap. only one side has a threaded connector. The other end seems to be attached directly to the drain pipe? If I needed to remove or replace this trap how would I get it off, would I have to cut the pipe to get it off?

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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You need what's called an 1-1/4 tube extention. It male on one end and female slip on the other. Your going to just have to cut it to length.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=cpCLpHoH11V

Looks like that blue pipe under the sink.


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You need what's called an 1-1/4 tube extention. It male on one end and female slip on the other. Your going to just have to cut it to length.
How would I attach it? Do I still use the hose clamp?

Sorry, I'm fairly clueless about plumbing.
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it looks like to me you have a copper drain soldered on to the trap to replace trap you will need to cut copper pipe then a fernco with a sink adaptor then use normal tube trap
make sure you get the correct fernco plastic to copper
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:39 PM   #5
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no it has a nut and tapered Ferrell that when you tighten it done it seals just like the nut on trap but that one usually has a rubber seal under nut make sure tube extension is 1 1/2 with a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 ferrell just tell the box store or hardware what you are doing and they will show you the right part and how it works
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No furnco needed, no clamp needed. There's a tapered plastic washer and a plastic nut going to be at the top and you should be able to reuse what you have at the bottom if there's another taper washer under that silver nut, if it's not there then just pick one up while in the store, there cheap.

Did you look at the picture I sent you. That's what it was suppost to look like.
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No furnco needed, no clamp needed. There's a tapered plastic washer and a plastic nut going to be at the top and you should be able to reuse what you have at the bottom if there's another taper washer under that silver nut, if it's not there then just pick one up while in the store, there cheap.

Did you look at the picture I sent you. That's what it was suppost to look like.
Gotcha - so I would replace that flexible tube with one of those (and just cut it to length), and attach it to the existing drain?
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yes my post was if you wanted to replace trap sorry if i confused you
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yes my post was if you wanted to replace trap sorry if i confused you
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Thanks for the help, guys! I picked up a flexible tailpiece extension at Home Depot and put it on. I got the flex one because there is a slight misalignment between the trap and the drain. Here's an "after" photo:


One thing you might notice is that the extension is a little crooked where it attaches to the drain. I tried several times, but as I tightened the nut it went a little crooked again. I didn't want to force it and put lateral force on the other pipes. Should this be ok?
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looks good it will work if it does not leak
also being in a bath you might never have this problem but i have seen this a few times in a kitchen so i will let you know about these flex tail pieces if in the far future you start to smell something bad in bath it might be the tail piece stuff gets caught in ridges and starts to stink some times
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looks good it will work if it does not leak
also being in a bath you might never have this problem but i have seen this a few times in a kitchen so i will let you know about these flex tail pieces if in the far future you start to smell something bad in bath it might be the tail piece stuff gets caught in ridges and starts to stink some times
On the money smell it will ,,also promotes bacterial growth, thatís why they are not code approved.

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