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Old 05-23-2011, 02:06 PM   #1
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Swivel PVC P trap for bathroom sink.


Is this something new? I am having a hard time finding one.
I had to replace a rusted and leaking tailpiece, the drain and p
trap are misaligned so I was advised to get a 45 elbow along
with a swivel p trap. Thanks.

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Old 05-23-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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thats what we used to call a ny style trap. you have a couple of options.

the pipe coming out of the wall looks to be 1-1/2
you can get an 1-1/2 slipnut and washer(make sure to get a rubber washer instead of plastic to go against the galvanized) and a regular p trap and and an extension like this one which will extend the lav drain and then you-1/2 x 1-1/4 washer in the top of the trap.

http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/51...be-194647.aspx

or get an 1-1/2 female adapter and thread it onto the galvanized coming out of the wall and a street 45 and a fitting trap adapter and a regular p trap and that should get you lined up with the sink drain and you probably need a slipnut extension to go from the trap to the sink. like this one except an 1-1/2 one and use a 1-1/2 x 1-1/4 washer to reduce at the tailpiece. they usually come with both washers. if they dont pick up one when you get the tailpiece.

http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/51...be-198192.aspx


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Old 05-23-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Danny, yes I live in Queens, NY. I believe that part that I had removed was a brass trap offset(pic below)
The plumbing for the bathroom was done in 1988. I have one of those flex plastic extension tubes but it's too short.
I would need a 10 inch to be on the safe side.

Yes, it's 1-1/2 coming out of the wall, I want to line up the p trap to the
drain first. The less connections the better, but I like your 2nd option.

Would something like this be the same as a swivel p trap?

http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/51...ap-118675.aspx



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Old 05-23-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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yes it is and you would need the 1-1/2 slipnut and washer on the pipe coming out of the wall. it offsets 2-1/2 inches. is that enough.
the second option you would end up with a regular p trap and an extension everything else would be solid piping.
what was in there before it broke?
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yes it is and you would need the 1-1/2 slipnut and washer on the pipe coming out of the wall. it offsets 2-1/2 inches. is that enough.
the second option you would end up with a regular p trap and an extension everything else would be solid piping.
what was in there before it broke?
Had to take a few days off to clear my mind.
There was a lot of muck in the pipe that was corroded,
I guess it broke due to age and lack of cleaning it out on my part.

I got the Flex 'N Fix P Trap that I ordered online. What else do I need
to buy to complete the installation? 1-1/2 slip nut and washer...do I need a P trap adapter coming out from the wall pipe?

Is this the right way to install it?
I left the nuts and washers out because I don't want to damage them.

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Old 05-27-2011, 04:07 PM   #6
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You will need the washer that reduces 1-1/2" to 1-1/4" and a 1-1/2" nut for the transition from the sink to the trap, a 1-1/2" nut for the two parts of the trap, and a 1-1/2" nut and 1-1/2" washer(Rubber like DannyT said) for the trap to the drain. If you use a plastic washer on the last part it will probably leak because the galvanized pipe is rough.
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Thanks WDR, is it ok to put teflon tape on the threads of the pipe coming out of the wall and then putting on the 1- 1/2 nut and 1- 1/2 washer, that is how it was before but with a metal trap.
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It is not necessary as the washer provides the seal. Standard threaded fittings are tapered and as you tighten them they are forced together. teflon tape provides lubrication and fills in gaps between the threads. I am guessing drain fittings use washers so they do not have to be extremely tight making them easy to take apart by hand as well as easily assembled.
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Had to take a few days off to clear my mind.
There was a lot of muck in the pipe that was corroded,
I guess it broke due to age and lack of cleaning it out on my part.

I got the Flex 'N Fix P Trap that I ordered online. What else do I need
to buy to complete the installation? 1-1/2 slip nut and washer...do I need a P trap adapter coming out from the wall pipe?

Is this the right way to install it?
I left the nuts and washers out because I don't want to damage them.

UGLY!!!, get a 45 elbow to come out of the wall and get rid of the corrugated tail piece.
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I agree that it looks ugly but this vanity has doors, I am more concerned
about not having any leaks. I went to the hardware store and asked for a 45 street elbow and the guy explained to me that it wouldn't work in my situation, so he sold me 2 different sized slip elbows, I cut one of them and going back to buy what I hope will be last piece in putting all of this together.

Yes I understand that the correct way is to have a solid tailpiece going straight into the p trap, but that isn't possible or maybe I just can't figure
it out.


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