Removal of p-tube help!


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Old 07-25-19, 05:26 PM
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Removal of p-tube help!

Hello,

I am trying to remove the p-tube under my bathroom sink and it does not look like the videos I was using to assist me. There is no clearly spinnable nut like the while one show on the one side. The black side of the pictures if what I am talking about. Am I just nuts? (HA!) anyways any advice would be much appreciated.

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That's because you have glued abs or black pvc fittings. You can cut the pipe in your photo at the "M" with a hacksaw. Then glue on a slip joint adapter and use slip joint fittings all the way up to your sink. Would need a photo where it attaches to the sink to be sure.
 
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That's because you have glued abs or black pvc fittings. You can cut the pipe in your photo at the "M" with a hacksaw. Then glue on a slip joint adapter and use slip joint fittings all the way up to your sink. Would need a photo where it attaches to the sink to be sure.
 
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This type of sink trap assembly should be banned by local codes! There is no reason to glue an appliance that is meant to be serviced. What is wrong with plumbers who do this type of thing?
 
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Old 07-26-19, 06:24 AM
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I would guess that trap wasn't installed by a plumber. It's clearly the wrong application for that type of trap.
 
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Old 07-26-19, 03:43 PM
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By definition that style should not be used.
trap: to catch something, then release or dispose of. Where does such a trap should be used? Prisons or institutions?
 
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Old 07-29-19, 07:12 AM
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Where does such a trap should be used?

This style trap is commonly used under bathtubs, showers, floor drains and in washer standpipes drains.
 
 

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