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What if my sink drain doesn’t line up with existing pipes?

In general, if the P-trap doesn’t line up with the drain, you can adjust the length and height of your drainpipes by cutting them or simply slipping them in and out of their fittings.

How do you hook up a misaligned P-trap?

Quote from Youtube video: This is an ancient quarter by inch and half trap adapter keep it in the middle of the tailpiece. So you can raise or lower it if needed to gain the correct slope. And dry fit the p-trap on the drain.

Can P-trap go sideways?

A sideways p-trap is useless, you might as well connect it straight line. S Traps are prohibited in BC (Canadian National Code as well), so make sure they are approved where you live.
Aug 15, 2012

How far can P-trap be from drain horizontally?

Maximum Distance

However, the Universal Plumbing Code stipulates that the total developed length of all tailpieces, arms and fittings connecting the drain to the p-trap must be 24 inches or less.

What to do when P-trap doesn’t line up with drain?

If the tailpiece will not line up with the trap, move the trap into its original position, tighten the collar with the pipe wrench and obtain a flexible tailpiece extension for your drain. The size is typically 1 1/4-inch in the outer diameter of the plastic pipe.

Can a sink drain run horizontal?

Drain piping can be horizontal (1/4” per foot), vertical, or 450- vent piping shall be free of sags and be graded and connected to drip back by gravity to drain pipe it serves.

How do you connect a P-trap to a tailpiece?

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Quote from Youtube video: Fit in here is a tight fitting I'm just going to go ahead and put some teflon paste.

Should faucet line up with drain?

Ideally, the flow of water from the faucet should go down the drain. Don’t forget that the faucet usually sits back either on the sink rim if it’s a drop in or a bit farther back it it’s a deck mount.

Can sink drain be offset?

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Quote from Youtube video: It's all about space economy opposite drains are typically not the first thing that come to mind when purchasing a sink there are many benefits to having the drain offset from the center.

How far can a drain pipe run horizontally?

If you have 1- 1/4-inch pipe, the horizontal distance of the vent ought to not be more than 30 inches. For a 1- 1/2-inc pipe the vent must be 42 inches away at the most while a 2-inch pipeline must have an optimum distance of 5 feet.
Sep 12, 2021

Does P-trap have to be level?

You must install a trap level in relation to its trap seal. If the trap isn?t level, it can be susceptible to back-siphonage.
Sep 18, 2021

How long does a sink tailpiece need to be?

An average tailpiece length will be 4-to-6 inches, but they come in a variety of lengths and can be cut to fit. You may want to go with a plastic tailpiece because it is easier to cut. If the drain pipe comes from the wall, you’ll want a shorter tailpiece to prevent clogs.

How do you move a sink plumbing over a few inches?

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Quote from Youtube video: So here we have our first scenario where the sink was moved over two inches. In our next example we will move the sink over a few more inches. And just simply rotate. This piece a little bit further.

How hard is it to reroute plumbing?

Relocating plumbing can be a time consuming and hard work. That’s why you should only do it if you have prepared beforehand and if you have confidence in the professionals you chose to do the job. But take comfort in the fact that once it’s done, you won’t have to think about it for a long time.
Nov 18, 2016

Can you relocate a bathroom sink?

Moving the bathroom sink comes with a cost. If you are not used to DIY, you might find it hard to do the job. This means you have to hire a plumber to do the job for you, which might welcome extra costs. Ensure you are aware of the cost and you are ready to incur the cost.
Jan 6, 2021

Can you move a drain pipe?

Drains are a common problem in building works, but the good news is that rerouting them and moving them is possible. Drains are part of complex networks of pipework, sewers and manhole covers, so it isn’t always a matter of moving just one drain.
Mar 31, 2022

Do I need permission to move a drain?

You will need to apply to the local water authority if you want to move a drain. In some cases, there may be restrictions on the type of work that can be done, so be prepared for this.

How do you move a bathroom waste pipe?

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Quote from Youtube video: Well connected up to the existing waste pack using a push fit fitting. Then it goes along on the floor. Board. Which is still push fit pipe and then he we've got a uni fit compression fitting.