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Old 06-13-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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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.

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

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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.......
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I love the 'lefty Lucy righty tighty' arrows---
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I love the 'lefty Lucy righty tighty' arrows---

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.

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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.

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

Thank you guys!!!
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It's all good 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
Thanks.

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

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