11:48AM | 06/04/07
Member Since: 06/03/07
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The drain pipe on my kitchen sink broke and I need some help. The section of pipe in question is after the trap and connects to the drain pipe in the wall. The pipe is now off but there is a 2 inch section of it still inside the Wall pipe. It sealed inside and I dont know of any way to get it out. Not sure what options I might have.


12:26PM | 06/04/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
Very common occurrence when someone uses a Brass trap (non ferrous metal) and galvanized piping (ferrous) and you have an electrolytic action sometimes called galvanic action.

There are several options

1- Call a professional to cut out the existing threads and install a new 2" galvanized nipple

2- Use a 2" no hub coupling and use a 2" shoulder or close nipple and connect it to the 2x11/2 trap and use an 11/2 double offset or waste bends to reconnect the sinks tail piece to the trap

3- Carefully cut out the old threads being extra careful not to cut into the female threads of the fitting in the wall and chisel out the cut piece and replace it with a new nipple.

Just double check this is threaded piping not soldered copper or plastic waste.

Some localities do allow the use of an 11/2" waste on a kitchen sink which I consider really in inept when one considers how mush grease and other debris a kitchen waste receives


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