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cmontel 11-26-2006 08:54 PM

Need Help with double bath sink trap after remodel
I recently upgraded my double sink vanity. The drains are 1 1/2" pvc, the problem is that one of the traps is aprox 1/2" off from where it needs to be to connect in with the sink tailpipe. It almost looks like the trap u needs to stretched to compensate. I realize that is not possible. Does anyone have any sugestions to remedy this problem.

The pvc drain on the problem side has no room to cut and adjust. It is tied in with a wye and a short piece of straight pipe glued to an elbow which is part of the trap.:furious:


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Ron The Plumber 11-27-2006 07:28 AM

Can you upload a picture?

cmontel 11-27-2006 08:05 PM

I will try to upload a pic tonight or in the am. I was thinking I should have done that last night...sorry. Thanks for the reply

cmontel 11-28-2006 06:27 PM

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Hey Ron

I finally was able to attach a photo of my problem. Hope this helps.


Ron The Plumber 11-28-2006 06:33 PM

If you was to cut the elbow off where the pipe comes out of the wall, would there be enough pipe left to glue on a new elbow?

redline 11-28-2006 07:47 PM

Could you cut the lower portion (bottom of curved area) of the trap and then use a rubber connector to extend enough to allow for the upper threaded section to connect?


cmontel 11-28-2006 09:33 PM

Ron, Yes their is enough room to glue on a new elbow if the old one was cut by the wall. There is a short piece of pipe coming of the wye from the wall to what looks like a 45 degree or less elbow. Then another short piece of pipe to the elbow for the trap.

Redline, It may come to your idea if I can not figure this one out. It's funny, I also thought of cutting the elbow and trying to glue in an extension. Same idea, but yours is easier.

Thanks guys for the input, keep it coming

Ron The Plumber 11-28-2006 10:29 PM

Once you cut off the elbow and glue on a new elbow you should have no problem with the connections.

Bonus 11-29-2006 01:11 AM

I've replaced plumbing where someone used a piece of rad hose and hose clamps for something like that. :no::no:

cmontel 11-29-2006 07:14 PM

I'm going to try and cut that elbow off and make the proper corrections. I will post and let everybody how it turned out. Wish me luck!

Thanks to everone who posted, I appreciate all the replies.


cmontel 12-03-2006 05:18 PM

Sink drain is all fixed :thumbup: Thanks everyone for their posts. I would not have attempted this repair wiothout the support of the forum. Never worked with PVC before, that glue has some good fumes :yes:

redline 12-03-2006 05:20 PM


redline 12-03-2006 05:26 PM

Did you move the vanity over to accomadate the pipe location?


cmontel 12-03-2006 06:06 PM


Used a hydralic jack between the wall and vanity couple of pumps, lined up perfect. Then sniffed the pvc glue and admired my work. :jester:

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