Disassemble plumbing to remove vanity


Old 06-28-03, 09:41 AM
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Question Disassemble plumbing to remove vanity

We are removing an existing bathroom vanity and cannot get the plumbing out through the small holes in the back of the cabinet. We would like to save as much of the cabinet so we are looking to take as much of the plumbing off as possible without having to cut a bigger hole in the cabinet. We have worked with water pipes before and have a handle so far on that. However, we have not worked with the pvc drain pipes. We were looking to unscrew the pvc pipes but they have glue or cement on them. Do we need to get a solvent to remove the glue or should we just take a hacksaw as far away from the wall as possible?
Any help would be greatly appreciated without us having to call in a plumber.
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Old 06-28-03, 10:56 AM
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Just hacksaw off enough pipe to glue a collar onto to re-connect the trap (1" will do it, or you can leave it longer). Cut it squared off evenly (no angle), so that it will seal better when you glue on the new fitting.
Stuff a rag into the open drain pipe to prevent sewer gas from getting back into your bathroom while the trap is removed.
No problem.
Good Luck!
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