New home Owner Kitchen Sink Help

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by marinemail05, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. marinemail05

    marinemail05 New Member

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    hello, I just bought a new place and the kitchen sink drain needs to be replaced. I noticed that who ever did it last did not put a trap in and the current renter complains about sewage smell and the right side is leaking so they have a bucket there. I'm assuming i just replace everything i see here with new PVC and then add a single trap after the two sinks come together.... I have no plumping experience so any help is appreciated. Thanks! Sink.jpg
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You can get shallow baskets for starters. Those are the deep (or longer) ones.
    A single p-trap will suffice. You may want to look at opening the wall and getting the drain there lower. If it's going down vertical that's a possibility. If it's armed over on the horizontal, then it may be too much.
  3. marinemail05

    marinemail05 New Member

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    So for just a basic fix, I could replace everything that is here since it leaks right now, but just add a p-trap where the flixible piping is in the picture? I did notice that the wall drain is pretty high since the baskets sit so low. So I would need 2 90 degree elbows and 1 T pipe that would then connect to a p-trap right? Thanks for the reply!

    Ken
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    And find some baskets that are shorter.
  5. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    I am willing to bet that the original sink that was there was not that deep, so the height of the trap arm was ok. Shorter baskets might get you enough pitch when the P-trap is installed.

    If you cannot get the outlet of the new trap at least 1/2" higher than the fitting in the wall, it's not going to drain well, and the fitting in the wall will need to be lowered.
  6. marinemail05

    marinemail05 New Member

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    So what pvc pipes can i use to try and get the drain just a little higher. I think the photo is a bad angle but i'll have to look and see if the pvc is higher than the wall drain or not. Is a 90 degree elbow directly connected to the bottom of the basket the best way to keep it as high as possible? This is the first floor of a 2 floor building and the kitchens are right above one another so i'm guess they share the same pip going vertically. I'm not sure how easy it would be to move the wall fitting down. I was hoping for a quick fix replacement of the pvc pipes but I'm seeing this may get more complicated.
  7. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The corrugated flex connector is a guaranteed clogger. You will have trouble with the hheight. There should not be any rise from the outlet of the trap to the drain.
  8. marinemail05

    marinemail05 New Member

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    could i put a p-trap directly under each basket and then run them both to a PVC WYE as long as it is above the wall fitting?
  9. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    That would work here.
  10. marinemail05

    marinemail05 New Member

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    Ok sorry for all the questions but one more. Since I am trying to keep everything as high as possible, can I connect the p-trap to the Basket without a tailpiece in between? Will it just thread on to it?
  11. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The sink basket will need a tailpiece for the p-trap.
    That's why you may want shorter baskets.
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