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Old 05-23-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I'm replacing my vanity in my condo. The new vanity requires a shorter drain/p trap.

Can I unscrew the current pipe and buy a shorter one from the wall, or must I use a hack saw and saw it off?

Thanks for the help!
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That looks like a tailpiece extension. Is the end flared to receive the old trap? If it is you shouldn't use it Try a new p trap assembly. You'll have to cut it. Only available in a standard length
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I'd cut the existing pipe to the length required. It looks like you have lots of room to get the job done. Or you could unscrew it and replace. If you decide to go that route please note that chrome pipes are notoriously easy to crack, so be firm, but gentle, when removing it.

Either way be prepared to replace in case it breaks, as mentioned above.
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That looks like a tailpiece extension. Is the end flared to receive the old trap? If it is you shouldn't use it Try a new p trap assembly. You'll have to cut it. Only available in a standard length
No, it's not flared. It's a straight 1.5 inch diameter pipe.
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