Remove Drain Wall pipe. How?

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Old 01-30-07, 07:28 PM
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Question Remove Drain Wall pipe. How?

Novice and feel silly asking this. Installing new bath sink faucets +pop-up drain. House is circa 1940. Drain trap so badly corroded, just fell apart. The drain pipe that exits through the wall all gummed up on the inside and wish to replace. The wall drain pipe is perpendicular to the wall and sticks out about 5" from the wall. Does it just screw out? Clockwise or counter clockwise? Put a pipe wrench on it and tried to unscrew. A bear--did not budge. Just put more muscle into it--was leery of really using force. Better to call a plumber?

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Bill
 
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Old 01-30-07, 07:39 PM
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Yes, it "just screws out", (counterclockwise) yes, it will be very tight and yes there is always the possibility that you will break something.

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Furd, Thanks

Thanks for the answer. Keeping in mind the old adage that all's well that ends well. Hope this ends well. Basic thought going through my mind is the if it busts on me, it woud've busted on the plumber so if I going to call him, it'll be for something big. Anyway, saves him the embarrassment of watching it crumble
 
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