shorten drain pipes


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Old 02-09-16, 04:38 PM
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shorten drain pipes

I have attached a picture of my plumbing and I wondered if I can shorten the pipes up to the two drains to make my trap fit or do those drain pipes need to be a certain length?Name:  IMG_20160209_192947760.jpg
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Old 02-09-16, 05:15 PM
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You can only shorten the pipes up to the branch coming off the right tailpiece, which doesn't look to be enough. You can't attach any type of extension to the trap as is.

You need to find a branch tailpiece that has a higher inlet, you probably won't find this at a home improvement store. Check local plumbing suppliers and they should have one. Plastic or metal will work.
 
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so if i get a shorter branch piece is it going to hurt taking about 3 inches out of that left side?
 
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No. There are even flanged end outlet drains that connect directly to the sink basket strainer.

So you have a choice of a very short tailpiece or direct connect.
 
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Old 02-09-16, 06:52 PM
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To clarify, you're not looking for a shorter branch tailpiece, but a higher inlet branch. The height can be trimmed off.

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yes i bought a longer branch piece because that right side sat up higher than left but that left me short on trap side, so I looked at my old piece and it had a higher branch on it so I trimmed it some and took about 3 inches off the left piece and have it all hooked up now. ran water for 5-10 minutes so it seems good. Thanks for your Advice! I was worried shortening that piece at the drains would effect the drainage of it.
 
 

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