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Old 03-23-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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My new vanity is 6" wider than the old one. But the wall stub for the drain is around 1" to the right of the old sink drain; no problem for the plumber 20 years ago to take up that distance by slightly angling the P trap. But it means it is now 4" away from the new drain and the most I can stretch the P trap is about 3 1/2 inches. The only way I know to make the fitting is to go the long way around with a couple of 90 degree bends as shown.

As you can imagine trying make this leak free and sturdy is not easy. I don't want to use one of those flexible tubes which looks like asking for trouble. Any other ideas? Do they sell P traps which are (say) 4 or 4 1/2 inches center to center? That would give me the half inch I need.
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Remove all that, reattach the trap and the piece attached to it and swing the trap around to the side where the drain in the wall is so we can see how it lines up with the drain. And post another picture.

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As you can see I am still 1/2 inch to the left with everything straight. The only way I can make the stub and the tail from the P trap (that may be the wrong term, but you know what I mean) meet is if I come in at an angle which AFAIK is a no no with a compression fitting.
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Bare with me now, your there and we here so just doing out best.
Looks like your tail piece coming out of the bottom of the sink is going to be two short, two choises, get a longer one (they come in up to 12" length, just cut to the size you need) or use a short extention. Then it should work.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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Can you be more specific, Big Jim?

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Looks like your tail piece coming out of the bottom of the sink is going to be two short, two choises, get a longer one (they come in up to 12" length, just cut to the size you need) or use a short extention. Then it should work.
Thanks for the reply JoeCaption, but either you are missing my point or I am missing yours. I know I can use longer pieces but they won't help me to make a straight connection. A longer tail piece from the sink will still leave me 1/2 inch to the left of the stub. If the stub is anywhere between in line with the sink drain and 3 1/2 inches away I can make up the distance by by angling the P trap. But with the P trap exactly east-west (as it were) I am still about 1/2 inch sort of a straight connection.
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Disconnect that piece on the trap and stick the piece that goes in the wall in the hole and swing that trap around so we can see what your talking about.
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You need to cut off the trap adapter at the wall line, glue on a 1.5" street 22 Put a new trap adapter onto the 22. Now your trap will swing to hit the angle.
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Disconnect that piece on the trap and stick the piece that goes in the wall in the hole and swing that trap around so we can see what your talking about.
It's obvious in #3
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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Thanks for the response about the Street 22, EPlumber. That's exactly what I need. If you don't know what you are looking for you can stare at those bins in Lowes/HD for hours trying to find a solution and getting nowhere. I have one now and I think it will do the job.
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It looks to me like all you needed to do was install a tail piece extension, or replace with a 12 inch cut to size, and rotate the trap CCW till the J portion lined up in the stub out. Whats the big deal???
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When posting pics you might want to post more than 1 so people can get a good idea what theyre looking at. Try to get ones from different angles.
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Use a tubular off set then.

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45, st45,221/2 and st 221/2 make the world of plumbing a vast universe ben sr way to go eplumber

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