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Old 06-14-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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My husband installed a new vanity and the plumbing is not lining up. We've tried a flexible J-bend, but it's not working out and we're not sure where to go from here. I'm including a picture because it describes the situation much better than I can.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:56 AM   #2
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You need to rework everything from the wall out. There is a tool for reaming out a PVC collar so you can insert a new fitting. BUT......don't damage the wall elbow, or you will be doing some drywall tearout. Maybe a pro would be best for this one.

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Thank you for the advice. I've passed it along to my husband. Before I call a plumber, I apparently need to call a psychologist to take care of his stubborn insistence to do this himself!
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That 45 elbow coming out of the wall needs to be removed and a new trap adapter installed.
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It looks like instead of a 45 you need a 22-1/2


also known as a 1/16th bend.

If you let him use that flexible junk, you will never be happy with it.
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I'm not a professional, but I think those flexible pipes should be outlawed. There nothing but a clog and leak waiting to happen. It is one thing when DIY misuse something, but is there a legitimate use for the flexible pipe?
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is there a legitimate use for the flexible pipe?
Absolutely not.
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Absolutely not.
There is one--
If you connect a few together they make an excellent elk bugle
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I would have to agree, I can't stand those silly flex pipes.

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