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Old 05-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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So...I am replacing the original kitchen sink in my rental property this week and I need the best solution for the drain situation. all of the old pipe under the sink is being replaced, but the older piece of drainpipe sticking out of the wall is going to stay. Can't help that at this point.

As you can see from the picture here, the current solution is a piece of rubber hosing that was stuck in the pipe, clamped down around the existing pvc. Not my handiwork, just what I inherited. What's the best solution here? PS, don't judge me by the duct tape, I have done NONE of this work!

Also sharing a picture of the sink to be replaced. A hole has rusted through near the drain. Most other work is cosmetic (obviously).





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Start off by measuring the outside diameter of the pipe that is coming out of the wall. Its likely that there is a fernco adapter or something similar that can be clamped over the pipe rather than stuffed into it. It can't be left like that. It's unsanitary and will cause damage to the sink cabinet. Upgrading the pipe is fairly easily done if you have a little know-how. Glue joints rarely leak.

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There was suppost to be a fitting that looks like this one screwed onto the pipe coming out of the wall.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=Xwi4JCiNfjZ

I would use all slip fittings not glued, it needs to be able to disassembled to clean out the trap and pipes.
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Many thanks!
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I recommended ABS (glued) because this is a DIY site. If a Fernco or an an adapter like joecaption suggested is used you can undo the pipe at the wall. Then the whole drain can be removed by undoing the tailpiece nuts at the sink. Also install P-traps with slip joints so removal is easy.
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