Connection question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by fatdaddy, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. fatdaddy

    fatdaddy New Member

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    I am removing my sink drain assembly and all went well until the last bit,
    where the drain goes into the wall. The line looks like it goes into a brass piece that has threads on the outside and screws into a galvanized elbow.
    It does not budge!! As you can see,I am losing anything to bite into,so I have stopped and will ask here.Thanks in advance.
    Alan

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  2. fatdaddy

    fatdaddy New Member

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    Connection problem--second request!

    :rolleyes:
    Just hanging around for some free advice.Not being pushy.
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Did they solder that in?

    Try scratching it to see.
    If it's soldered, you may need to reheat it.

    It's supposed to be installed with either a brass ferrel sleeve, or a rubber slip joint washer.
  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Sure looks soldered to me. Someone run out of washers?
  5. fatdaddy

    fatdaddy New Member

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    It was soldered into the threaded brass piece that

    was then screwed into the threaded (female) fitting. It looks like a galvanized fitting with lead-wiped pipe connection. I tried heat but chickend out--not wanting to burn the house down.
    I used a chisel to remove the existing connections and have purchased a galvanized nipple and pvc trap.
    Wish me luck!
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    brass

    It is a solder bushing adapter. You have to remove the tubular piece, then cut the brass piece out of the fitting, then install a new adapter.
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