07:05PM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
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I just installed a sink and faucet, I used white plastic pipe from Home Depot/Lowes.

I have 3 small leaks in the following places 1}tailpiece below locknut 2}1-1\4" tailpece to p-trap 3}p-trap to stub-out.

I had to use a flexible 1-1/2" p-trap, because of a slight off-set I also used

1-1/4" - 1-1/2" slip washer as I connected ,and it just seems that the water that sits there tends to leak.should I use the black abs plastic pipe ? steel ? need advice desperately


08:16AM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Your troubles are just beginning, like hitting the very tip of the iceberg it is just starting.

11/2 trap under a kitchen sink BAD News #1

11/4" tail piece TERRIBLE

3 small leaks par for the course WAIT until you try hooking up a dishwasher then you will see what a leak really is.

Personally I would have used a 2" x 11/2 BRASS "P" trap and used an 11/2 brass tubing flanged tail piece with the appropriate washer (lip / flanged type nylon)

I would not ask a store clerk for plumbing, electrical, roofing or kidney replacement advice because if they knew as much as they spew they would be making BIG BUCKS not working stocking shelves .

If you encounter an out of line waste then there is always the 11/2 slip joint brass tubing double offset. or you could settle for two 11/2 slip joint brass tubing waste bends (ells) or a flanged waste bend (quick connect) and a regular SJ RB WB

The difference in price from a 11/2 " waste line to a 2" is a few pennies and to have to worry about stoppages constantly just does not make any sense to me.

Good luck


12:27PM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
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Hey Tieger Plumbing, thanks for the quick reply . I forgot to mention this was a bathroom sink not a kithchen. does the brass still apply ? and should I use a

1-1/2"tail piece instead of a 1-1/4".

Thanks !


12:45PM | 01/27/07
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A bathroom sink (basin) some lousy codes require 11/4 BUT the better codes better plumbers use 11/2 waste line , 11/2 x 11/4 trap. (11/2 outlet)

I use chrome plated brass tail piece and CP trap unless it is under a vanity then one can use CP or brass

They make what is called a brass tubular trap

Then you need an 11/2 x 11/4 Washer and possibly a reducing nut for added protection

These traps come with and without clean outs

The swivel trap with the extra length will allow you to catch the 11/4" tail piece in case it is misaligned with out the use of waste bends or double offsets.

Make sure you have a tubing cutter capable of cutting 11/2 tubing OD

If you have to use a hack saw use fine teeth
8581 s tieger plumbing


08:34PM | 01/27/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
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Sylvan, thanks worked excellent. you have sold me I'll use metal & brass from now on.

appreciate it. Yata!


05:31AM | 01/28/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Your more then welcome and the best things about metal waste piping is if you use a plunger or Ram jet must less chance of the drain piping coming apart.

Besides it is much more professional looking and recyclable and very easy to take apart incase you have to snake the line or retrieve a lost article that landed in the trap.


08:15PM | 03/29/14
Sylvan... YOU DA MAN thank you as I just threw the idiot plumber out of my home and followed your advice and it worked perfectly
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