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    Jun 30, 2009, 10:36 PM
    My P-trap for me new vanity does not align with my wall drain
    I installed a vanity and sink and the drain is a good 1 1/2 to 2 inches, left of my p trap, I messed with the existing p-trap, extending,turning and I can't get it to align.


    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try next?

    Thanks again
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    Jul 1, 2009, 03:49 AM

    What kind of piping do you have coming out of the wall?
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    Jul 1, 2009, 03:55 AM
    Hi all...

    If it is an adjustable PTRAP as you are suggesting DMC22 then you may be able to purchase an 1-1/4" flexible tailpiece... see image.

    You may need to cut the tailpiece coming out of the pop-up assembly to make this work, but it should work. They are available at all home improvement stores.

    While at the home improvement store pick up a new 1-1/4" nut and washer or an 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" nut and washer... depending on the size of your PTRAP nut, of course. It is best to replace the old nut/washer now.

    Finally, you could also purchase a whole new flexible PTRAP... see image, but only if you have a removable trap.

    Hope that helps...

    MARK
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    Jul 1, 2009, 05:15 AM

    Yes, you are correct: it usually does not line up. You can utilize swing of the P trap to compensate for the misalignment.
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    Jul 1, 2009, 05:38 AM
    If the trap doesn't swing far enough to make a connectrion then use Marks flexible tailpiece to make your connection. Good luck, Tom
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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:14 AM
    Milo...

    You may want to re-read the question he asked... ;) DMC clearly stated that he "messed with the existing p-trap, extending,turning and I can't get it to align".

    The flexible tailpiece is most likely his best option!

    MARK
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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:19 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by massplumber2008 View Post
    Milo...

    You may want to re-read the question he asked...;) DMC clearly stated that he "messed with the existing p-trap, extending,turning and I can't get it to align".

    The flexible tailpiece is most likely his best option!

    MARK
    Assuming he's dealing with plastic DWV piping, then what about gluing a street 45 or 22 to the stub-out?
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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:23 AM
    Hmmm... If he "messed with the existing p-trap, extending,turning and I can't get it to align" then it is either a tubular metal trap or a tubular plastic trap so I'm betting that he doesn't have plastic DWV piping... ;)

    Of course, it could also be a PVC or ABS union Ptrap... and if that is the case, offsetting with fittings will work great!

    Hopefully, DMC will pop back and let us know...

    MARK
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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:26 AM

    Mark, that is a great suggestion ! Thank you !
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    Jul 1, 2009, 01:31 PM
    I am sorry for not filling in all the details, this is the first time I've ever messed with pvc drain pipe, or plumbing in general. I can remove the nut off the pipe coming out of the wall pipe. Someone told me to replace that with a straight pipe, and then get a adjustable p trap.

    So off to home depot I am I'll let everyone know how it works out, and thanks again for all the help
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    Jul 1, 2009, 01:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by dmc22 View Post
    I am sorry for not filling in all the details, this is the first time I've ever messed with pvc drain pipe, or plumbing in general. I can remove the nut off the pipe coming out of the wall pipe. Someone told me to replace that with a straight pipe, and then get a adjustable p trap.

    So off to home depot I am I'll let everyone know how it works out, and thanks again for all the help
    YES !

    PS: If you post photo of your situation before you leave for HD, we could be bit more helpful...
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    Jul 1, 2009, 03:45 PM
    Purchase the 1.5" PVC tubular PTRAP with a flexible neck if possible...much like the picture I posted earlier.

    You should also purchase a new 1.5" chrome nut and rubber washer for the connection to the pipe coming out of the wall. Hopefully, the new 1.5" trap comes with an 1.5" x 1.25" nut and washer to attach to the 1.25" pop-up tailpiece.

    MARK
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    Jul 1, 2009, 03:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by dmc22 View Post
    drain is a good 1 1/2 to 2 inches, left of my p trap,
    Okay, when you say p-trap, do you mean sink tailpiece. If so, an adjustable p-trap will cover roughly three inches either way. A pic as Milo suggested would help immensley here.

    Iamgrowler had a good idea about using a 45. If the pipe going into the wall is pvc, and you have enough pipe sticking out of wall to cut off the existing trap adapter, then cut it off and glue on a 45(may need a coupling and short piece of pipe to get the 45 far enough out to were it will line up with an adjustable trap). This only pertains if you can't get enough swing in a tubular adustable trap. Just to help make things more clear for me and the others please post a pic of your setup. Good luck.
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    Jul 1, 2009, 05:30 PM
    Okay,


    I purchased a 1 1/4 tube extension for the wall (came with nut and washer) and a 1 inch pvc pipe with (nut and washer) to fill the gap from the bottom of the plastic drain coming from the vanity to the original trap. Then I attached the flex. Extension into the wall and all seems fine.


    How do you had pictures in here, without creating a link?
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    Jul 1, 2009, 05:43 PM
    Save your image to your pictures library... Then click at GO ADVANCED, then click at MANAGE ATTACHMENTS, then click on BROWSE in the new window and find your image and then double click on the image and then click on UPLOAD at the browse window and then click SAVE CHANGES and it will post here... ;)

    Sounds like you're all set to me... :)

    MARK
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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:35 PM
    Here is the drain from the 1st step to the 3rd to last step I'll upload the last 2 in the next post.
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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:37 PM
    Last 2 with the finished product.


    Thanks for all your help guys really helped me out!!
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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:40 PM
    Nice job! I wouldn't change a thing!

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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:44 PM
    Thanks a lot, this whole thing scared me at first I thought I was going to have to move the vanity over 2 inches and off center of the wall.
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    Jul 1, 2009, 06:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by massplumber2008 View Post
    Nice job!! I wouldn't change a thing!!

    MARK
    You don't see a problem with him telescoping 1-1/2" into 1-1/4"?

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