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Old 05-04-2017, 12:52 AM   #1
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Under the sink plumbing is too short.


Hey Y'all,

I recently replaced the bathroom sink, however the plumbing is short. I tried the accordion-style flexible drain pipe, it still does not reach.

What are my options?

How do I unglue the pipe from the wall and extend it? Is that recommended?

On sink end, Is it possible to add a solid PVC Pipe? I really don't like the accordion-style flexible drain pipe.

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Old 05-04-2017, 05:58 AM   #2
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That picture is really bad. Usually you have a nut and a friction seal but yours looks like it might have a bead of caulk. If it's caulk, you should be able to use a pipe wrench (or by cranking the trap arm with your hands) to break the seal and pull it off. You might have to cut the fitting off with a sawzall.
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Cut it off and glue on a new sch 40 x tubular trap adapter. You will also need a new longer trap arm.

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Probably best to purchase a new 1.5" trap and a rigid tailpiece extension. Also get the trap adapter shown above as well as some glue and primer.
You cut the tailpiece ext. to the length you need to match the trap outlet- which looks a tad short also. Thats why you need the trap adapter. It allows you to adjust the length of the piece between the trap and the wall.
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No way would I put a wrench on that fitting.
If it is glued and someone tried to stop a leak by applying caulking it's going to break something far harder to fix.
I agree adding that trap adapter is the way to go, it would also make it far eaiser to snake the drain behind the wall.
Loose that flex drain and use the right one.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-...90BG/205153709
There avalible in different lenghts and can be cut if there to long.
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That picture is really bad. Usually you have a nut and a friction seal but yours looks like it might have a bead of caulk. If it's caulk, you should be able to use a pipe wrench (or by cranking the trap arm with your hands) to break the seal and pull it off. You might have to cut the fitting off with a sawzall.
How is the picture bad?
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How is the picture bad?
Sorta is to me also senior.... I can't tell what the connection is.... doesn't appear to be an adapter or a HO make-do coupling.....
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Sorta is to me also senior.... I can't tell what the connection is.... doesn't appear to be an adapter or a HO make-do coupling.....

I don't recognize it either, but I think we can all agree it needs to be cut off.
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How is the picture bad?
It's blurry and out of focus.
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Cut it off and glue on a new sch 40 x tubular trap adapter. You will also need a new longer trap arm.

That's what you want but make sure you remove the trap arm first or you might end up with the end of the TA falling down and getting jammed in your drain pipe.
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If you go to your local hardware store they have all kinds of fittings. You can get a straight piece coupled with the flex piece to make it long enough.

Also like the other's have mentioned it would be best to replace that odd connection coming out of the wall. That will also give you more piping options.
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