How are J-Bends dimensioned?

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plumbing_matt

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Hello,

I took the trap off my bathroom sink and it was so old that it just tore the metal when I tried to put it back on. So I went to the hardware store and got a new one (1.25" by 1.25"). The problem is that the distance shown in the picture is too short, so that when I put the new one on the bottom part is about 3/4" below where it needs to be. How do I specify this dimension when ordering a new one, as I didn't see it listed anywhere. Thanks.

 

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Thanks, CT18. I guess they used to make them with different dimensions, because the old one fit better.

So how would you cut this pipe? Dremmel? Pipe cutter?
 

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Not sure I follow this.
What piece is to be cut? The tail piece, that fits inside the trap?
Or is the top of that new trap too low and he needs a longer tail piece?

EDIT: Or did you mean to say, "You need to cut the piece that it slides over.
 
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