1st time reinstalling drain pipe.. need help...


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Old 04-10-18, 09:31 PM
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1st time reinstalling drain pipe.. need help...

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PLEASE HELP!! So I m trying to replace our utility sink in the basement since it was old and the faucet was leaking..

So the new utility sink came with a cabinet... Thus I have to cut the old one... Everything went fine until I install the pipe for the wedding machine drain.. I forgot to mark them before I glue them.. I have installed 2 90degrees pipes and attach the host directly.. but I m afraid the suds will come out of those pioes....

My question is.. I have so many couplings.. how do I cut and redo them? Check attached photos..

Thanks guys!
 
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Old 04-11-18, 04:19 AM
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Lets see a pic of the total sink. Most washing machine drains will drain directly into the stationary tub or into stand pipe if no tub is available.
 
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Old 04-11-18, 04:40 AM
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I want to see pictures of the "wedding machine".

Code does not allow you to drain a washing machine into a 1 1/2" drain line like you have for your sink. A washer must drain into a 2" line with a P trap so you cannot tie it into your sink's drain.

If you want to use what you have you cannot have the washer's hose feed into the drain horizontally. You will need to add on to your 90 degree fitting to bring the pipe out beyond the sink/vanity then have it 90 up and put on about 3 feet of vertical pipe.
 
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Old 04-11-18, 06:54 AM
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O/P is in Canada so 2" for washer may vary.
 
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Old 04-11-18, 07:22 AM
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lol.. sorry for the typo.... autocorrected... i posted the message from my phone...

So yeah, I m located in Canada and I did have that long pipe for the washing machine but since I made an error installing one of 45degrees (right side of bottom pic; didnt angle correctly)..

So i guess i have to redo all over again, but i have so many couplings at the beginning (or end?) of the drain pipe, i dont know where to make a cut and attach coupling again... is there a way to take out the pipe coming out of the wall and start fresh?

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Old 04-11-18, 07:38 AM
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Do they allow slip fittings in Canada? If so I'd throw away all that glue up garbage and start from scratch.. Cut all but 1" stub out of the wall. cement on an adaptor and go from there with slip fittings.
 
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Hmm i dont see those slip fittings in my local homedepot or lowes...

but how do i cut it? if you see from the photo, even if i cut in between the couplings, how do i install a coupling on that, it would be too short right?
 
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Can you drain the washing machine directly into the sink? That would make it easier - you'd just cap off the right side and let the washer use the sink drain. If you can, I would cut the street 45 on the right side, then use a rubber cap to seal it (the type with the hose clamp). There should be enough area on the street 45 for the cap to hold.

Unfortunately there's no good place to cut. As you stated, you can't really cut any of the fittings since then you can't connect anything to them. You may be stuck redoing the whole system from the trap outward.
 
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yeah that's what it currently is right now... the hose goes straight to the sink and i "capped" off the tube with thick garbage bag and some duct tape (bottom pic).... man... so there is no way i can but it from the drain pipe with those couplings?....
 
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You can CAREFULLY make two lengthwise cuts to the coupling(close together)without getting into the pipe. Then split the coupling and you should be able to "peel" it from the pipe. Then there should be more than enough pipe to configure it as Ray2047 detailed. It looks as though the piping is ABS, which might making the desanko-which is the proper term of the fitting needed- a bit difficult. Check with a real plumbing supply/shop rather than the big box places. Here in NY, ABS cannot be used in a residence, unless it's a mobile home. You might possibly find what you need at an RV place.
 
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an update! I think i will just take out the p-trap and loosen it, and install a new half of the p-trap and starts from there..... anyone knows where to get the pipe that i attached? I cant find it in my local hardware store

Thanks guys

P.S: @minimac

Thanks for the idea! i didnt know you can just chisel out that coupling
 
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