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Old 07-08-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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Guys - looking for some help. I just pulled out my old bathroom vanity and put in a new one. The new one is a different size, and when i try and connect the drain, i'm a few inches out and can't fit the new down spout to the main line. I've popped a couple of pictures below which show it better. Any advice?
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Loosen the joint at the stub out and turn everything connected to the wall upside down so that the black piece opens downward. Now connect that other U shaped piece at the bottom of one of the pictures to the black piece. The result should be a sideways S that you can move at the joints to meet your downward pipe from the sink. Good luck.

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nice idea - is something like that typically accepted by code?
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Loosen the joint at the stub out and turn everything connected to the wall upside down so that the black piece opens downward. Now connect that other U shaped piece at the bottom of one of the pictures to the black piece. The result should be a sideways S that you can move at the joints to meet your downward pipe from the sink. Good luck.
What!? Don't think anyone understands nor, if I slightly understand, is that the proper way to do it.
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ok then - any other ideas out there?!
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mmhendrie -

I would suggest replacing the P-Trap all together since that one appears to have maybe leaked in the past, is mismatched, and sealed with something.

You'll need an 1 1/2 PVC extension tube to connect to the gray tube coming down from you sink


Then you'll need a new 1 1/2" PVC P-Trap - The new trap arm (that goes into the wall) you'll be able to cut to the appropriate length with a hack saw
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thanks! the grey downspout from the sink is 1 1/4" - how do I go from 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" on the pipes?
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thanks! the grey downspout from the sink is 1 1/4" - how do I go from 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" on the pipes?
Your new P-Trap kit should come with a 1 1/2" X 1 1/4" slip joint washer. It will look like thicker material than the others

EDIT - Forgot to tell you then, you'll need an 1 1/4" extension tube not 1 1/2".

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Is your old trap 1.5" or 1.25"?
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pretty sure the trap is 1.5"
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Ok so sounds like you've got it figured out?
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I think so - just have to wait to get home and give it all a try - much appreciate the help!!!
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I think so - just have to wait to get home and give it all a try - much appreciate the help!!!
No problem!

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  • 1 1/2" P-Trap Kit
  • 1 1/4" Extension Tube
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on a post-it in my pocket, waiting for my drive home via Home Depot!
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ok, "Dry fitted" everything - picture below - two questions though

1. nowhere in my kit did it talk of using tape, putty, silicone etc. - do i need any of that?

2. i'm guessing the weakest point is where the reduction part is from 1 1/2" to 1 1/4", right above the u-bend. Given that the u-bend is typically full of water, does it make sense to move the reduction part up the pipe and use the 1 1/2" extension pipe, so the "weak spot" isn't the bit always under water? get what i mean? i know nothing about drains, so this might be something i'm just pulling out of the air!


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