Sink drain pipe broke off in wall

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I was trying to clear a clog from the drain pipe under our bathroom sink. The house was built in 1960 and I suspect it's original plumbing.

When I tried to loosen the nut to the trap the 1 1/4" drain pipe that goes into the wall broke off. It was badly corroded and was likely to break soon anyway.

Now I can see into the drain pipe that the corroded 1 1/4 pipe goes into - but I don't see any threads. There's just a hole.

Is there a way to put in a new pipe with epoxy or some kind of waterproof cement sealant so that I don't have to open the wall?

The wall is tiled and my wife is already giving me the evil eye when I said I may have to break a few tiles.
 

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Not a DIY kind of job. Some, not all plumbers have the experince to maybe repair it with out opening the tile. Call around.
If it's a castiron santee in the wall. the threaded solder ring can be removed and the tee inlet can be re threaded to accept a new trap arm.


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I would take a sawzall and cut through the inside of the pipe into the threads about a 1/4 inch apart and the peel out the old nipple. Then I use a 1-1/2" pipe tap and re-tap the threads in the santee. GOOD LUCK.
 
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Just guessing since I can't see it, but I'll bet the pipe was galvanized steel and the threads of the pipe are still in the tee. This would maske what yuou see appear smooth or threadless. You need a tool to remove the threads from the tee. Doing this without enough room will be difficult. You may need a larger eschutceon plate.
 
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