trouble with the p trap


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Old 09-02-13, 06:08 PM
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trouble with the p trap

The water in my sink drained very slowly so I decided to clean out the p trap. I unscrewed the p trap, cleaned it out, and it turned out to be completely rusted, so i decided to replace it altogether. Went to a Home Depot looking for a p trap that is similar to mine, and the employee told me they don't even make those kind anymore - he gave me a kit, with a p trap and a wall tube (since i couldn't find a p trap that was the same height and width that i needed)

so now i need to also replace the wall tube - this is where I need help, I don't know how to remove the old wall tube and put in the new plastic one - I tried unscrewing it but it won't budge. - what do I do?
 

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Old 09-02-13, 06:29 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Based on the age it could be pretty well stuck on.

A picture or two would be real helpful.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 09-02-13, 07:27 PM
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May be copper/brass soldered on.... If so you will need to cut and add a no hub coupling..

Pics will help...
 
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Old 09-02-13, 08:20 PM
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there's the pics. and i have to replace it with these plastic parts.

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Old 09-02-13, 08:41 PM
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Yes that is sweated into copper... You need to unsweat and either use a no hub mission coupling or sweat on a brass trap adapter....
 
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Old 09-02-13, 09:48 PM
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will i have to destroy the wall around the pipe?
 
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Old 09-02-13, 10:44 PM
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No... but low heat as this is close to the wall... Have you used a torch at all???

It may be best to call a pro in...
 
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Hi, Just an idea. Get a coupling that will fit over the pipe at the wall.The other end of the coupling should fit the PVC. With the coupling in hand simpley cut the old pipe flush with the pipe that comes out of the wall. (use A fine tooth hacksaw) Install the coupling and you're good to go. Those couplings got me out of a lot of jambs. They come in a lot of sizes and types.
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