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Kid Quick 10-08-2011 04:14 PM

Please help!! I just dont get it....
 
Hello everyone! I'm so glad I found this forum.

OK, I just installed a new sink and now I'm trying to hook up the drain system underneath. Please see pictures below.

I have a double sink with a Badger 5 garbage disposal.

The problem I'm having is, I cannot figure out how to connect the drain piping (1) to the drain body (A).

So far, I'm tried different configurations but right now I've built what is seen in numbers 1, 2, 4 and 13.

The top end of 1 is where I'm having trouble figuring out what I can connect in order to also connect to (A)

Also, 6 came with the sink and it's also supposed to screw onto the bottom of (A).

I hope this is enough info. Let me know if I need to post another angle or anything.

Thanks in advance!

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5...1008122733.jpg

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/734...1008122814.jpg
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2...008122846n.jpg

rjniles 10-08-2011 04:56 PM

Try this:

http://www.polaris.net/palmk/GDplumbing.html

Remove the ell of the disposer, you do not need it. And get rid of all those corrugated pieces UGH!

Kid Quick 10-08-2011 05:15 PM

OK that helps with how to construct the entire assembly but I'm more interested in what to use for number 1 (top) of your diagram or in other words, what is connect to (A) in my picture.

For instance, when I connected (12) in my picture to (A) it leaked from the top.

Missouri Bound 10-08-2011 05:25 PM

Are you using a washer on the tailpiece?

Kid Quick 10-08-2011 05:41 PM

I tried using a washer but it was too thick and the tail piece didnt screw on to the strainer body. As you can see in the first picture below, when I put the washer on, it doesnt leave me enough thread. When I try to screw this on, it doesnt catch.

In the pictures below, do I have the right washer to fit the tailpiece?

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/6...1008143359.jpg

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2613/20111008143500.jpg

ddawg16 10-08-2011 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 744587)
Try this:

http://www.polaris.net/palmk/GDplumbing.html

Remove the ell of the disposer, you do not need it. And get rid of all those corrugated pieces UGH!

And just in case it's not clear.....DON'T use the flex (corrugated) pieces....

Every one of those baffles is in reality a dirt trap.....in no time that thing is going to be full of garbage....the store should be fined for even having it on the shelf.....

TheEplumber 10-08-2011 05:45 PM

Use #12. It may need to be longer though

ddawg16 10-08-2011 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kid Quick (Post 744608)
I tried using a washer but it was too thick and the tail piece didnt screw on to the strainer body. As you can see in the first picture below, when I put the washer on, it doesnt leave me enough thread. When I try to screw this on, it doesnt catch.

In the pictures below, do I have the right washer to fit the tailpiece?

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/6...1008143359.jpg

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2613/20111008143500.jpg

The tail piece should drop inside the big nut....In other words, the nut should have a lip at the bottom to catch the edge of the down pipe (tail piece)

Edit....it just looked closer....ok...it is droping down.......

Eplumber or some of the others...correct me if I'm wrong...but do you really need a washer when using plastic?

On my sink, the down pipe is metal....but with plastic..? Do you really need one?

Kid Quick 10-08-2011 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 744614)
The tail piece should drop inside the big nut....In other words, the nut should have a lip at the bottom to catch the edge of the down pipe (tail piece)


I think that's how I have it set up in my last picture. But when I screw it on the strainer without a washer, it of course leaks, when I put the black washer on, theres not enough thread left.

That's my problem I'm trying to figure out. Do I have the right washers? Do I need a thicker nut?

TheEplumber 10-08-2011 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 744614)
The tail piece should drop inside the big nut....In other words, the nut should have a lip at the bottom to catch the edge of the down pipe (tail piece)

Edit....it just looked closer....ok...it is droping down.......

Eplumber or some of the others...correct me if I'm wrong...but do you really need a washer when using plastic?

On my sink, the down pipe is metal....but with plastic..? Do you really need one?

Sometimes the casting or writing on the side of the tube conflicts with the nut- push hard:yes:
And I always use the flange gasket

TheEplumber 10-08-2011 06:02 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Sorry if i'm out of sync with my posts but I'm multi-tasking :thumbup:
This is the gasket to use on the tailpiece.

Kid Quick 10-08-2011 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 744628)
Sorry if i'm out of sync with my posts but I'm multi-tasking :thumbup:
This is the gasket to use on the tailpiece.


AHHHH!! OK, that's what I need. OK. that fits much better!!

Thank you!

Final question.

Do I need to put pipe dope on there too?

TheEplumber 10-08-2011 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kid Quick (Post 744635)
AHHHH!! OK, that's what I need. OK. that fits much better!!

Thank you!

Final question.

Do I need to put pipe dope on there too?

not necessary.

Kid Quick 10-08-2011 06:20 PM

Thank you EPlumber and everyone else!


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