HELP! New Sink set up?

Discussion in 'Toilets and Sinks' started by mcintoshmc, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Jul 24, 2013 #1

    mcintoshmc

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    Okay, I had new countertops along with a new sink in stalled. i assumed that I would just be able to mimic the old set up prior to the install, but I was wrong.

    I had to purchase new flanges because they took my old ones when they disposed of my old sink. I have attached photo of before and after. I bought a new 6 in tail piece looking to mimic the old setup, but the tail piece doesnt align with the p-trap. I went to lowes 4 times trying to figure this out, and what I ended up doing just to get the sink operational was slide the p-trap up the tail piece about 2-3 inches, and then force the tail piece towards myself, so that I could slide the end of the p-trap to align with the pipe coming from the wall.

    In doing this, I moved the flange exposing more of the putty in the sink, and creating a leak. I currently have a bucket under there.

    How can I fix this?

    new sink old setup.jpg

    new sink with 6 in tail piece.jpg

    new sink opening with old set up.jpg

    new sink old setup2.jpg
     
  2. Jul 27, 2013 #2

    stevemachine

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    You cut the drain off altogether, on the horizontal part then
    use a transition coupling (rubber) and go to pvc/abs. You would need the transition coupling to go from 1 1/2 copper to 1 1/2 pvc/abs and then get a union trap 1 1/2 and a 1 1/2 trap adapter. That's how I would do it.
     

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