Leaking "S" Trap issue

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  1. haywood21

    haywood21 New Member

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    So I replaced the pipe under my sink and after putting the water on full blast (testing phase), I noticed a small dribbling leak of the left side of the pipe. I have an image of it.

    1. the dribble

    2. where the water ends up going

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    leak

    1. That is an illegal "S" trap 2. When you installed the washer you probably put it OVER the bead on the "U" bend instead of against it.
  3. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Suggestion? Yeah, get rid of the S trap and install a P trap with a proper vent. Might want to be sure the washer(s) are installed correctly on the P trap while you are at it.
  4. haywood21

    haywood21 New Member

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    Exact diagnosis.

    Thank you for the help.
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