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quackaddict 06-13-2013 09:19 AM

Plumbing in a p trap
 
Hey everyone, another hopefully quick plumbing question.

I have an old utility tub in the basement I would like to replace, the current trap assembly is leaking and frankly sucks. I was browsing through some plumbing last night and couldnt help but notice the solvent weld style p traps made from Schedule 40 PVC.

Can a person use this type of trap and get away from the flimsy style everyone sees?

If anyone has a picture of an install with one I would appreciate that as well.

Javiles 06-13-2013 04:24 PM

Gets done all the time, use the S/W trap with the swivel nut.

CitadelBlue 06-13-2013 04:45 PM

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Love those heavy duty schedule 40 P traps. Here's what I installed today and since haven't picked up any PVC in a couple of years, this install took me all day with three trips to HD.......

oh'mike 06-13-2013 05:09 PM

I love the 'lefty Lucy righty tighty' arrows---:whistling2::laughing::laughing:

Alan 06-13-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1200653)
I love the 'lefty Lucy righty tighty' arrows---:whistling2::laughing::laughing:


AHAHHAHAHAA

Nice catch. I lol'ed.


I don't like hooking up kitchen sinks like that, because if they plug up (which they will) you have to try to run the cable up the bend, and once you do that, the cable screws up the sealing edge of the bend, and you end up having to cut it off anyway and replace the stupid thing.


I'd much rather use slip joint fittings and put something underneath them to support them if i'm having problems with them falling apart. Either that or punch my wife in the head next time she throws the garbage can under there and kicks the door to get it to shut.

:whistling2:

CitadelBlue 06-13-2013 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan (Post 1200813)
AHAHHAHAHAA

Nice catch. I lol'ed.


I don't like hooking up kitchen sinks like that, because if they plug up (which they will) you have to try to run the cable up the bend, and once you do that, the cable screws up the sealing edge of the bend, and you end up having to cut it off anyway and replace the stupid thing.


I'd much rather use slip joint fittings and put something underneath them to support them if i'm having problems with them falling apart. Either that or punch my wife in the head next time she throws the garbage can under there and kicks the door to get it to shut.

:whistling2:

I WOULD prefer to use something that I wouldn't have to glue (I hate gluing - hence my three trips to HD) but those 'slip joint' pipes are pretty flimsy .... what produces are out there that slip together, thread together and won't cost $6.00 per connection ?

TheEplumber 06-13-2013 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by CitadelBlue (Post 1200817)
I WOULD prefer to use something that I wouldn't have to glue (I hate gluing - hence my three trips to HD) but those 'slip joint' pipes are pretty flimsy .... what produces are out there that slip together, thread together and won't cost $6.00 per connection ?

It's all good :thumbsup: If you need to cable- you can cut the arm behind the trap and use $3 no hub couplings to put it back together.
Your choices for trap are basically limited to tubular brass, tubular plastic or what you used.
BTW- thats a sharp looking sink and the kids pictures are a nice touch- won't be long and they'll be doing the dishes :thumbsup:

quackaddict 06-13-2013 10:39 PM

Those pictures are worth a million words, thats exactly what I had in mind, just wanted to confirm it.

Thank you guys!!!

CitadelBlue 06-14-2013 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 1200825)
It's all good :thumbsup: If you need to cable- you can cut the arm behind the trap and use $3 no hub couplings to put it back together.
Your choices for trap are basically limited to tubular brass, tubular plastic or what you used.
BTW- thats a sharp looking sink and the kids pictures are a nice touch- won't be long and they'll be doing the dishes :thumbsup:

Thanks.

Actually the pictures are of our daughters in the 80's and our grandchildren last year. Empty nesters


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