Help with slow draining sink after plumbing swap

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Old 03-01-17, 06:40 PM
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Help with slow draining sink after plumbing swap

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So, I moved into my new place and the pipes under my sink were leaking pretty soon. I took the configuration to home depot and opted to get the same configuration in plastic piping since it is cheaper and more robust. The leaks are fixed but now the sink drains so much slower than before. The previous configuration did not have a vent system so I do not think that is the solution. I tried extending the p-trap lower under the sink, but that caused it to drain even slower. Are their any suggestions that someone can give me?

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Old 03-01-17, 07:28 PM
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Shoving the tailpiece too far into a trap with no stop or any straight piece too far into an elbow usually causes this problem. You may need to take it apart, cut a piece shorter, then reassemble.
 
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Old 03-01-17, 08:20 PM
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While you are checking the parts there is one you probably don't need. The extension on the right side of the P-trap. You need to cut the extension on the tailpiece shorter and you may need to cut the tail piece.
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Old 03-01-17, 08:43 PM
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Agreed! Didn't see the photo before.
 
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Old 03-01-17, 08:54 PM
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Not even sure how you managed to get the piece on the right not to leak. That is supose to be a plastic to plastic seal between the parts of the P-trap, no gasket.
 

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