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Old 02-27-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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Hello. I recently installed a new vanity in my guest bath. Seemed like it was going to be so simple. Unfortunately, I've been trying to connect the drain to the wall. The p trap and piping (outside of the sink drain) is 1.5" and would connect into the wall without issues. The issue is the alignment. I've been to Lowes and HD 3 times and have been given various direction on how to accomplish my task, but it's still not working out for me. In the first picture, I've attached the drain and p-trap, but would need a 90 bend along with another pipe to get it to the wall. Home Depot told me to avoid 90-bends and suggested a 45 with the rotation of the p-trap to make the other 45 (see second picture). This would work great, but I'm off by about an 1.5". The nut to the 45 I'm using is flush with the nut to the wall (there is a small piece of pipe connecting both). I was thinking about the flexible extension tube from the sink to the p-trap, but have heard mixed reviews. I supposed I could rotate the p-trap more towards the front and then would need some type of connection between the pipe out of the trap and the pipe to the 45. The other issue is that in the picture you see, that's all the space I have for storage under the sink too... and didn't want to fill the whole space with PVC. Honestly, I am tired of going to the store to buy parts, cutting them, and them not working. I've spent about $30 in pipe already... half the cost of the new floors I put in the bathroom. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
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OPen the wall and move the drain?
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I thought about that too, but seems much more time consuming and costly than to purchase a couple more pipes. Plus, this is my first time ever touching plumbing, or ever redoing anything in my house with the exception of paint on the walls. YouTube is pretty helpful until you have a specific and unique situation.
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Just went through the same thing and they guys on here were extremely helpful. I did it once, so now I am an expert.

A simple adapter glued or threaded onto the wall pipe and a 22 degree elbow should do the job.

Another option would be to take the above pics to a local plumbing supply house and they will pull the necessary parts and tell you how to assemble.
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Use a tubular double offset you cut it in the middle and you now have a tubular street 45.
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What is the pipe coming out of the wall?


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The nut to the 45 I'm using is flush with the nut to the wall (there is a small piece of pipe connecting both)
I think I know what that means but not sure.

Move the trap and arm out of the way. Remove every thing off the pipe coming out of the wall that you can and post another picture.
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Why can't the OP thread an 22 angle at the wall pipe.


Might give him the length he needs to connect to the p trap.
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Why can't the OP thread an 22 angle at the wall pipe.
Probably can, that's why I want to see the end of the pipe.
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HK is on the case, won't take long figure it out
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Same pic. OP's finger is pointing at what "looks" like a threaded on fitting.
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What is the pipe coming out of the wall?
It has a glued adapter for a 1.5" pipe. I'll try to get a pic tomorrow. Thanks.
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Thanks for everyone's input. Still working on this although was put on hold due to late nights at the office. I'll try to get a pic tomorrow of the pipe. I did try to add an extension, but still can't get the alignment correct. Home Depot keeps wanting me to buy the flex pipe. Seems like the easiest solution, but not comfortable with it. For sure a 90 will work perfectly. Not sure about the 22. Sure missed the use of this bathroom last night when my little one was sick.
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The sink drain is about 9 inches from the wall drain (horizontal) and 7.5" from the wall itself. The wall drain sticks out 3" from the wall.
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If plumbing supplies don't have the rubber adapter you need go to the auto supply and purchase a 1-1/2" radiator hose and use whatever portion of the hose that works for you. Don't forget the 2 worm screw clamps you'll need.
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If you need a 90 use a long sweep 90 and finish up the job.
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