How to deal with a cracked locknut that you can't replace


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Old 06-28-11, 05:31 PM
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How to deal with a cracked locknut that you can't replace

One of the locknuts on the p-trap to the bathroom sink is cracked and leaking. I can't replace it because the other end was glued in place--not by me. (Who knows, maybe it was leaking too.) I've tried using a small vise but that doesn't work.

Does anyone have other ideas?

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Old 06-28-11, 05:47 PM
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It sounds like you would need to cut the pipe between the wall/floor and the p-trap and replace the whole section.
You really have no other choice with glued fittings.
 
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Old 06-30-11, 11:55 AM
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Hi, I would cut the glue joint out leaving as much pipe left as possible. Measure the stub out left, the inside and outside. The inside is probably 1 1/2 or 2 inches. Go to a big box or plumbing store and buy a 1 1/2 inch P trap drain kit. You then buy a rubber adapter That fit your P trap kit and your stub out 1 1/2 or 2 Inches. Before you leave the store make sure the adapter fit the pipe you have, try it on the same size and type in the store. Saves a trip.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
 

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