How do you line up P-trap and drain?

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Quote from Youtube video: You cut it to length such that it fits right at the bottom here that's where it fits in that. Cut out there that's where it ends it terminates right there.

What if new 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 attach a tailpiece to a drain?

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Quote from Youtube video: But then you get your drain pipe into place tighten the top one up a little bit. See where the bottom one is kind of fitting in here get that into place type that up a little bit.

Why do drains have an elbow?

To prevent sewer gasses from entering your living space. The pipe bend known as the trap ensures that there is a water seal separating the sewage system from the inside of your home. Like the rest of the wastewater system, it relies on gravity to keep the water within the bend.

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

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Quote from Youtube video: So it will be this washer here that will go on the top with this compression ring if that makes up I still may need that tail I just want to see how this looks now going on the other side.

Does P-trap have to be directly below drain?

You attach the p-trap directly to the drainage and manuever the p-traps exits into you existing drain. It is not ideal to have the p-trap below the the exit drain because water gravity has to force the water out instead of it flowing downwards naturally. They both work and have seen it many times.

What is a trap adapter?

PVC Threaded Trap Adapter to connect your sink drainage to the drain pipe that extends through the wall or floor. Designed to fit most tubular drain applications, this universal adapter is constructed from PVC plastic.

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.

Which is better P-trap or bottle trap?

A P flows better, a bottle uses less space. Both work, personally I would fit a P.

Can you use a 90-degree elbow in a drain pipe?

It’s a bad plumbing practice to have a hard 90-degree bend in a horizontal drain line that’s buried in a slab or otherwise hidden. If you have to make a 90-degree bend, use two 45-degree fittings and put a small piece of straight pipe between the fittings, if possible.

Can I use a 90-degree elbow?

Application of 90° elbows:

The main application area of a 90° elbow is to connect hoses to valves, water pressure pumps, and deck drains. 90° elbows help to make dust hose take that quick turn at the corner.

Where do you put a long sweep elbow?

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Quote from Youtube video: Use the long sweep 90. This makes the smooth transition we want now be careful with 90s here because you can't use the standard quarter bin 90 compare it sweep to the long sweep.

What is the name of the fitting that connects the P-trap to the drain?

Tailpiece: Often referred to as the drain tailpiece, this is the section of piping that connects to the drain fitting.

How do you connect a steel sink drain tail to a plastic P-trap?

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Quote from Youtube video: We'll take a nut place it over a metal pipe and then take a washer slide that plastic over the metal pipe. And then slide your s trap. Into your pipe. And then tighten that nut.

Do you use Teflon tape on P-trap?

Attach the trap bend to the trap arm, using slip nuts and washers. The beveled side of the washers should face the trap bend. Tighten all the nuts with a pair of slip joint pliers. Never use Teflon tape on white plastic pipe threads and fittings.

When should you not use Teflon tape?

An important thing to remember is that PTFE tape should not be used when connecting PVC fittings or valves with a female (FPT) thread. If the tape is used on female connections, a wedging action can occur which will cause major stress on the joint during assembly. PTFE tape does not guarantee a leak free connection.

Can I use plumbers putty on P-trap?

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Quote from Youtube video: And remember being a plumbing plumbers putty there should be any tape there shouldn't be any type of expandable foam or anything to have a watertight seal.

Why is my new P-trap leaking?

When a P-trap leak occurs, it’s usually because the nuts aren’t tight enough, the pipes are misaligned or a P-trap washer isn’t seated correctly.

How do I make my P-trap not leak?

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Quote from Youtube video: Little channel box and they tighten it way too tight. And it gonna crack so these are really meant to be hand tightened.

How do you fix a leaky tailpiece?

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Quote from Youtube video: They might be dirty. So you can take them off and clean them you can add some sealant to them you could try some teflon tape also to try to seal them.