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Old 03-04-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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Should the slip nuts on the P-trap under my bathroom turn in the same direction, or in opposite directions? I got the front one off easily, turning counterclockwise (looking down on it), but the back one won't budge either way. Just wondering which way I should be turning to get it off.

(Thought I'd better ask this time since, with a prior plumbing inquiry, I learned I was turning a nut the wrong way!)

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Sorry -- I meant to say "bathroom sink". In case in matters.

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Righty tighty, lefty loosey.
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Thanks. I've heard of that rule, but by wrecking a table saw arbor once doing 'lefty loosey', I learned that there are occasionally exceptions. I was just wondering if this was one of those cases.

I guess what I'm wondering is: Left when looking down on the nut, or left when looking up at it from underneath? Sorry, I realize this is probably Plumbing 101 but I'm a complete novice. Thanks.
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Unless your looking at the nut from the backside of it then it's opposite. Looking down on the nut left is loose. From bottom it will be right.

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Normally, the only "left-handed" nut in a bathroom is on the toilet flush handle, the one that holds it in place. Everything else should be standard.
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ok thanks guys. guess i need to eat my spinach, and/or get a pipe wrench, 'cause my channel lock pliers are not giving me a good grip on the nut. cheers.

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