New sink, trap alignment.

Old 03-01-03, 12:16 AM
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New sink, trap alignment.

I am installing a new bathroom sink and the drain on the new sink is 1-1/2" to the right of the old sink. This is causing me trouble in getting the existing trap/drain to connect back up. Do I need to find a bigger trap or is there a "plumbers" secret to aligning these things all up.

Old 03-01-03, 01:22 AM
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Use a standard 1-1/2" (1-1/4" would be fine too) p-trap that is 2 pieces -- the "U" of the trap and a outlet piece. When you connect the trap to the tailpiece of the lavy drain, swing the trap to the right far enough so that the outlet piece can be aimed straight into the drain pipe in the wall. If necessary, put a 45 and a 6" section of pipe at the wall.

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