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BadPlumber

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Hello Everyone, I’m new to the forum and was hoping someone could help me with my plumbing problem.
I posted 2 pictures below

I’m currently installing a vanity/sink in our bathroom. The P Trap and Tail piece are not lining up. I’m about 1/2” off front to back and 1/4” off side to side.
Im having a hard time loosening the waste arm so I stopped messing with it.

Would getting a small elbow be the easiest way to fix this or loosening the waste arm?
although I’d still have to issue with the P Trap being slightly off to the left

I do have an extension but as you can see from the photo looking down the drain I’m not lining up 100%.

Thank you
 

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You have to loosen the circled brass nut at the back wall, to get the trap arm to be able to slide in or out.
And loosen the plastic slip nut on the trap, so it can swing left or right.
thanks for the help.
I loosened the brass nut and was able to get it off. My problem is I was not able to slide the trap arm in or out. It seems to be in there pretty good. I’m afraid to put some pressure on it without knowing exactly what I’m doing.
Any advice?
I am pretty confident I can finish my project if I get this part figured out.

I appreciate your help.
 

Jeff Handy

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Just do it.
It needs to move.
Do it by hand, not with any tools.

After you loosen the brass nut, you could slide it out of the way.
Then try wrapping a wet rag around that area overnight, to try to soften the gook that is holding it tight.

I would also suggest trying gentle heat from a hair dryer, but if you are not careful you can melt the pvc, and then you are in bad shape.
 
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