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Old 11-15-2020, 09:46 PM
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So what started out as a leaky Delta bathroom faucet turned into a friggin' day of work. Wife says, Hot water side of 8" widespread Delta faucet is leaky when I turn it on. No problem I says.

1. Go to shut off the water underneath the sink....and it doesn't shut of the water. This is like the 4th spigot that won't hold water in my new to me house. Need to replace that. All originals are soldered on, but might as well be welded. I can NOT get one to break free with a propane/Benzomatic torch. Not 1. Have had to cut off old spigot and 1/2" compression fitting a new one on.
2. Go to unscrew the allen wrench that is holding the handle on.....and the cheap ass screw strips out. $hit. Blood temp starts rising.
3. Off to home Depot to get a new faucet since i can't get the handle off. (not to mention BS metals are pretty corroded underneath the sink)
4. Get all assembled, but couldn't get the old tailpipe out without cutting the PVC pipe underneath. (Double Vanity Top isn't/wasn't coming off)
5. All joints on the P trap are fixed. Nothing is movable.

I'm now left with this. What are my options?


Old 11-15-2020, 10:11 PM
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just cut a plastic strip from milk jug and wrap it around the top pipe, but make sure it is long enough to go down in the other pipe.

wrap up the whole thing with duct tape or the monkey tape and call her good.

least that's how i'd fix up that bad boy.
Old 11-15-2020, 10:37 PM
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They make many variations in size


https://www.amazon.com/EVERCONNECT-4829-Flexible-Reducing-Stainless/dp/B00HZ5XVRC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=1.5+inch+X+1.25+inch+fernco+connector&qid=1605504888&sr=8-1
Old 11-16-2020, 12:32 AM
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Scrap your drain in the picture and use a 1 1/2 inch P trap kit that allows the trap to be easily taken apart without tools for cleanout.
Old 11-16-2020, 01:28 AM
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You just need a trap adapter and some glue. It should come with a wedge-tight gasket (hard white plastic ring). First put on the ring (flat side up) and then the adapter. Glue, let set, and hand tighten the nut.
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5200 fixes everything.
Old 11-16-2020, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan_F View Post
You just need a trap adapter and some glue. It should come with a wedge-tight gasket (hard white plastic ring). First put on the ring (flat side up) and then the adapter. Glue, let set, and hand tighten the nut.
Yup. Easiest fix.



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Originally Posted by haccpguy View Post
Yup. Easiest fix.


Yep a desanco fitting I believe they are called and a tailpiece extension will get it done. Other option is a 11/2" coupling short piece of pvc and a desanco fitting.

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Old 11-16-2020, 10:51 AM
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Why is the trap and related pipes solvent welded? Cut all that mess out back to the pipe sticking through the wall, use the compression fitting above and a proper P trap.
Old 11-16-2020, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by louiefl View Post
Why is the trap and related pipes solvent welded? Cut all that mess out back to the pipe sticking through the wall, use the compression fitting above and a proper P trap.
This. How the heck can you clean out that trap if needed?

Also, use quarter turn valves for the supply valves. Much better than the multi turn.
Old 11-16-2020, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ChannelTwo View Post
This. How the heck can you clean out that trap if needed?
See the clean out bolt on the bottom of the trap?

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Definitely more secure then a tubular trap and usually reserved for tub and shower drains but nothing wrong with it. An LA trap would have been better.
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Use the black thing bassguitarman posted and call it a day. When you've nothing better to do, repair it properly with the desanco fitting.
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I was taught to never do plumbing projects on a Sunday.
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1 1/2 x 1 1/4 frenco
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Originally Posted by louiefl View Post
Why is the trap and related pipes solvent welded? Cut all that mess out back to the pipe sticking through the wall, use the compression fitting above and a proper P trap.
I inherited it this way. Not my design....nor my preferred method but making do.

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You just need a PVC trap adapter and a tailpiece extension and Bob's your Uncle! Even the chooches at Home Depot should be able to set you up.
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Originally Posted by haccpguy View Post
Yup. Easiest fix.



This good grief.

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