P-trap cleanout - one lock nut, what am I dealing with?


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Old 07-06-18, 07:42 AM
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P-trap cleanout - one lock nut, what am I dealing with?

New home owner and some drains are slow and backing up, wanted to clean ptraps but wondering what Iím dealing with, guessing these are glued fittings as I only see one lock nut? Do I have to cut these out and replace or am I missing something? Every sink in the house is plumbed the same way. Iíve never done any plumbing work but I watch YouTube
 
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You photo is too small to see. There is definetely a slip nut on top where the PVC meets the chrome pipe. You might have one at the wall and one on the P trap close to the wall. You'll just have to look at it and see.
 
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A better pic I hope

Here's a better pic I hope of a sink with more light. I do live in a development about 20yrs old, so contractor crap would make sense as they built a bunch of homes fast. Wondering the best way to do an update knowing I'm a novice.
 
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You have two slip nut joints so you'll be able to easily remove the trap. Unscrew (lefty loosey) the milky white ring at the top of the PVC where it meets the chrome pipe. Then unscrew the ring at the end of the trap. It's the white PVC ring with the nubs around it's perimeter.
 
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There are two slip-joint nuts as noted. Sure looks like the 1Ĺ" nut is cracked. You could cut the PVC and glue on a trap adapter, then use a regular p-trap. Note that you may need a tailpiece extension.

 
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Thanks!

Thanks for all your input! I have a better understanding now if what Iím dealing with.
 
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Before you take it all apart, I'd try one of those zip snake to help clean out whatever might be in the traps.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zip-It-B...0400/100665735
 
 

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