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Old 04-16-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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I am helping install a couple of sinks in my in laws house and the first few went in no problem but we are having problems with the last one. The problem is that the U Bend is larger then the space between the down spout from the sink to the pipe going to the wall. The result is that the down spout has to go in at an angle and creates a gap next to the sink which causes a leak.

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If I can get this working it will score my major points with the in laws so any suggestions would be massively appreciated.

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What type of pipe is it comming out of the wall?

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Metal (I am assuming some sort of iron?). To be precise it is actually 2 pipes, the first coming from the wall, then a metal sleeve, then the 90deg bend which the U bend attaches to.

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We just tried to remove the sleeve to try and put a shorter one on but no luck. We tried tapping it with a hammer, heating it with a butane torch, and using a large plumbers wrench but we can't make it move.
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Gooper.

Do you see any threads on the end of the pipe going into wall...the end that the 90 is on..?

If you use flashlight and scratch at the metal pipe prior to the chrome trap is this pipe copper..?

Answer that..see what we can come up with. This is probably not quite as complicated as seems at this point. We just need to know as much as you can tell us.

For example, if I understand your question right...seems the pipe from the sink won't line up with the old trap. They make a corrugated, flexible drain pipe for just this situation...see pic. They are sold at all home supply stores. Just make sure you buy an 1.5" x 1.25" chrome nut and washer when purchasing the 1.25" x 12" flexible tailpiece.

Let us know if need more.
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Do you see any threads on the end of the pipe going into wall...the end that the 90 is on..?
I can see threads on both sides of the sleeve, but I can't get the sleeve to move at all.

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If you use flashlight and scratch at the metal pipe prior to the chrome trap is this pipe copper..?
I am pretty sure that it isn't copper, poking around online my new guess is that it is Galvanized pipe.

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prior to the chrome trap
I am not sure if this matters but we are installing a new plastic trap (I am assuming "trap" is the U shaped piece).

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For example, if I understand your question right...seems the pipe from the sink won't line up with the old trap.
That is exactly the problem.

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They make a corrugated, flexible drain pipe for just this situation...see pic. They are sold at all home supply stores.
So would the process be?
1) Cut back the plastic piece coming from the down spout to create room for the new piece
2) Attach the flexible drain pipe
3) Attach the trap to the flexible drain pipe
Seems simple and workable, my favorite type of solution.

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Ahhh yes...the dreaded galvanized piping (threaded both ends,,chrome slip cover)!!

Hey, did you get the old trap off..? If so..cool! Should be obvious what to do next!

If not and using the old trap...you described the process very well

"So would the process be?
1) Cut back the plastic piece coming from the down spout to create room for the new piece
2) Attach the flexible drain pipe
3) Attach the trap to the flexible drain pipe
Seems simple and workable, my favorite type of solution".

Remeber to fully compress the plastic before subtracting from plastic pipe from sink (will expand and connect everything nicely).

Hey let us know if need anything else.
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Sounds good. Thanks again for the help.

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