Sink trap, trap nut broken


Old 12-21-14, 03:43 PM
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Sink trap, trap nut broken

I've never done any plumbing repairs before. But I saw the nut was broken on my sink trap. I'm assuming I can't just get a nut for this. Can I simply replace this "J" shaped piece that goes into the elbow in the wall with one from a big box store? Would I run into any kind of difficulty with threads not matching up with the elbow that is currently coming out of the wall? Or how should I replace. Thanks!

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Old 12-21-14, 05:08 PM
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Thats an LA trap.. Just unscrew the large nut and the broken nut. Then replace broken nut and reinstall...

Replace washer under broken nut if needed....

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When I go looking for the nut at the hardware store what exactly am I looking for? Something called an LA trap nut? Is that a separate piece that is going from the trap to the silver pipe?
Old 12-21-14, 05:53 PM
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No, just a pvc 1 1/2" trap nut. Very common. As Mike says, just take the trap completely off and slide the nut down and off the metal pipe. Put your new one on along with a new washer with the wedge pointed down, and reinstall the trap. Done in time for the game.
Old 12-21-14, 06:09 PM
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That looks like an 1-1/2" slip nut with an 1-1/4" slip washer (for the bath).
When you buy the nut chandler specified, make sure it has the 1 1/4" washer with it, if not purchase separately.
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