broken tailpiece


  #1  
Old 03-12-22, 06:49 AM
H
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2021
Posts: 9
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
broken tailpiece

Hi there

The tailpiece of the bathroom tub broke off. How do I reattach it?
Looks like I need a new tailpiece. Is that a 1 1/4" threaded tailpiece? Do I need to untigthen the nut that is right under the sink and remove the piece of pipe that is above the arrow? Can I fit a pvc tailpiece to a chrome p trap?
Thanks


 
  #2  
Old 03-12-22, 06:58 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,245
Received 1,959 Upvotes on 1,756 Posts
Looks to me like you need to replace the entire sink pop-up drain and then probably extend it with a 6" tailpiece or a 12" tailpiece that you cut to length. Yes, a pvc tailpiece will work with the chrome trap, you just need to use the same size. Either 1 1/2 or 1 1/4, whichever it is.
 
  #3  
Old 03-12-22, 12:46 PM
CasualJoe's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 9,881
Received 188 Upvotes on 168 Posts
I would just go ahead and replace the chrome trap with a PVC trap at the same time.
 
  #4  
Old 03-12-22, 03:40 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 65,688
Received 4,101 Upvotes on 3,683 Posts
It is very important that you consider/inspect the condition of the trap and drain line connection in the wall before attempting to replace the entire trap. That looks like older plumbing and removing the P trap from the wall will not be an easy task.
 
  #5  
Old 03-12-22, 03:43 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,245
Received 1,959 Upvotes on 1,756 Posts
Yeah, could open a can of worms. If one piece broke off, the rest is probably in the same shape.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: