Drain extension pipe stuck


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Old 01-02-21, 06:15 PM
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Drain extension pipe stuck

Installing a new sink. Finding the drain extension from the trap to the pipe coming out of wall is really stuck and I canít move it at all. Hoping itís not glued. Looking for suggestions to free pipe if itís not glued. If it is glued, what are my options to work around? Thank you.
 
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Old 01-02-21, 06:34 PM
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A photo might help.

How to insert photos.
 
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Old 01-03-21, 09:37 AM
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Canít move white extension pipe. I did loosen the nut.
 
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Old 01-03-21, 09:55 AM
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Unscrew the black nut closest to you all the way off. That should release the seal gasket.
If not... after the nut is off.... just turn the pipe slightly in either direction. That will loosen it.
 
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Old 01-03-21, 09:57 AM
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It should not be cemented, it might just be tight and needs a bit more force.

BUT, who knows what the last person did, they could have used PVC/ABS cement, in which case there's no way you'll be able to pull it out. If that's the case, you'll need to cut off the black ABS pipe just behind the connector, and cement a new ABS slip joint connector onto that pipe. Then replace the p-trap as you normally would.
 
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Old 01-04-21, 09:31 AM
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Thanks. I have tried to rotate insert. And i mean really tried. Is it acceptable to use the flexible connection as shown in photo? I donít see any negative to this.


 
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Old 01-04-21, 10:02 AM
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Rather than risk breaking something..... that fitting would be ok.
 
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Old 01-05-21, 10:23 AM
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Thanks everyone for your responses. I’ll try loosening the pipe again. Will go with the flexible connection if can’t loosen.
 
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Old 01-05-21, 10:28 AM
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The only negative is that the flexible tailpieces tend to collect gunk and clog more easily. But it's easy enough to clear out if needed, so I wouldn't go through a whole lot of hassle if the flexible one works for you.

It does look like it's a large offset and might be tough even with the flexible one. You can also get slip-fit elbows. Not 100% correct, but usable.
 
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Old 01-09-21, 07:41 AM
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I put the p-trap with flexible riser on and it looked ok. Guess Iím too much of a perfectionist and felt it was a hack DIY fix. Today cut the ABS end off. Found the pvc was cemented in just on bottom. They likely put pvc extender in before cement was cured. Couldnt pry/chisel it out. Thank you dremel!


 
 

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