Old error biting my behind

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Gary Swart, May 21, 2009.

  1. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    :eek: My old bathroom antique brass Delta faucet was getting shabby looking and no longer matched the new chrome tub and shower fixtures so when it started to drip, I determined that rather than the easy cartridge fix, I'd just get a new fixture. Got in to the job yesterday thinking maybe 1/2 hour or so. Heck, it took that long to unload the "stuff" we had stored in the vanity. Then I received a shock. The drain in the wall and the basin didn't line up and when the original install was done (by me) I hacked together an S trap. So, knowing better than that now, I set out to straighten the problem out. Now, several hours into that 1/2 hour job, I have determined that I need to do some fairly serious modifications. The faucet? Oh yes, it install easily by the numbers. Now if I just hadn't been paying attention to the forum and hadn't learned about S traps...:D
     
  2. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    P traps can be installed at an angle you know.
     
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Where the heck were you 20 years ago when I did this! Just finished the project after 7 trips to the hardware store. Thank God Ace is just 3 blocks away. And in the words of Larry the Cable Guy, I "got'ter done", the mess is cleaned up, and the tools are put away.:)
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    drain

    Now how about a picture so we can see if you replaced the "S" trap with something just as bad.
     
  6. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    Knowledge is a b***h :D
     
  7. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    I should have known someone would call me to prove my job was done properly this time.:) I'll try to post a picture or two, but I'll have to learn how first. Yeah, FloridaOrange, knowledge is a B, and ignorance is bliss. The more you learn, the more you realize how ignorant you are.
     
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