Move Drain Tail

Old 12-12-06, 11:47 PM
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Move Drain Tail

I installed a new sink/faucet and now the drain tail won't line up with the trap opening--even if I swing the position. I cut every thing out and glued all the pvc fittings to where I thought would align correctly, but it is still off a half inch or so with little play to move it.

I have 1 1/2'' coming out of the wall. Then it goes to a street rt angle which attaches to the rt angle on the trap via the big turning nut. From there to the trap, trap adapter and finally the tail.

My question is how do you configure fittings to line up correctly? You can't exactly "dry fit" the pvc peices because they are too hard to push in and then remove.
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Sorry no one answered yet.

As you see, when replaceing a sink it is often necessary to rework the drain. A well trained plumber can measure the angles and the offsets; but in a small area like that, it is usually a case of an "educated eyeball" and an assortment of 22's and 45's. Do not try to dry fit pastic pipe. The joints are designed as an interference fit, meaning they can only go completely together when both pieces are softened by the solvent cement. You just have to eyeball it and allow the proper amount for the joint ( about " on 1" pipe)

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