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Old 04-29-2012, 02:37 AM   #1
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Need to remove old ABS p-trap from ABS drain pipe from the wall


I am replacing a new counter top with sink. The new drain does not fit nicely with the previous p-trap. I was able to remove the bottom portion of the p-trap but the portion that connects to the drain from the wall is glued on I believe. How do I remove this portion?





I bought the following kit, but not sure if this will work...

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If your new sink is deeper than the old one, then you'll have to open up the wall and adjust the T inside accordingly. Or if it's only slightly different then you may be able to shorten the tailpiece coming from the drain, provided there's not too much of a difference (less then 4" I believe).

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Based on the pictures it appears that elevation is fine. Just cut the pipe coming out of the wall just beyond the first fitting that you see there. Then you can glue on your new adapter and install the tubular p-trap.

That kit you bought is fine.
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I am replacing a new counter top with sink. The new drain does not fit nicely with the previous p-trap. I was able to remove the bottom portion of the p-trap but the portion that connects to the drain from the wall is glued on I believe. How do I remove this portion?





I bought the following kit, but not sure if this will work...
just cut as close to old fitting as possible glue on new abs trap adapter ..now you can install new p trap.....may need adjustments from new sink tail piece
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I did the following:

How does it look?

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You would never catch a plumber using something like that.

I'll be nicer than I want to be and say : Honestly, it doesn't look good like that.
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Can you help explain why? I'm assuming you are pointing to the flexible part.

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Just a guess, but I expect they've taken exception to the fact that the flex is there at all when they've given you instructions to cut in solid.
That said, if what you've done doesn't leak and you don't mind how it looks, it's fine. Just know that it can be better and that flex won't last forever
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Can you help explain why? I'm assuming you are pointing to the flexible part.

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that is not how it was intended to be hooked up...but as already said...if it don't leak and you are happy with it so be it...and yes i agree with alan never would I as a plumber hook up anything like that...
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I don't mind the look but the reason I don't want to cut from the wall is because there is only about 1 inch left from the coupler to the echelon. I just concerned with messing up and not have much room left over to fix it.

Any suggestions on any set ups that would work in front of the coupling?
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I'm surprised there isn't a 1 1/2" threaded adapter on the pipe so a nut and gasket could be used. The tailpiece would just slip in then.
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There's not much to mess up.


That flexible tailpiece will build up more quickly with soap/toothpaste scum and hair than a smooth walled one would.

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