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Old 01-24-2017, 02:33 PM   #1
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In the attached pic I need to connect the sink drain to the wall drain with a p trap. But as you can see, the base/shelf above the drawer makes the p trap too high to meet.

Short of cutting up the shelf, can anyone offer an alternative?
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:34 PM   #2
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And yes it's loaded upside down!
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And yes it's loaded upside down!
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Rotated 180. Hopefully it stays that way.
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Three options as I see it.
1. Raise pipe in the wall.
2. Lower the shelf
3. Cut hole in shelf.
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I guess a low profile p trap offers no assistance here?
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Normal drain height should have been about 21" above the finished floor, what's yours?
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Normal drain height should have been about 21" above the finished floor, what's yours?
Will get that measurement tomorrow,when I return to my sons home.

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The tubular drain stub out looks like it is corroded and broke apart.
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A simple tubing cutter can make that stub shorter.
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Three options as I see it.
1. Raise pipe in the wall.
2. Lower the shelf
3. Cut hole in shelf.
Locally change the laws of gravity so water can flow up hill, if we desire.

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Yes the stub out will need to be cut back.

I saw an "s" trap setup that may work?????
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FWIW, code requires a P-trap.
Since the end of the stub out is corroded and broke, what shape is the other end in?
Now might be a good time to fix all of it by raising the stub out so the shelf is not a issue. Also extend the stub out so the adapter is on this of the wall so you could change it next time with out breaking into the wall.
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Yes the stub out will need to be cut back.

I saw an "s" trap setup that may work?????
S traps do not meet code. Raise the trap arm.

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Links to online video or instructions for replacement would be nice.

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I have been upset about tearing everything out to do this, but I just realized I can do this from the outside wall!
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