P trap and tailpiece too close!

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  1. jdbangels

    jdbangels New Member

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    I replaced a bathroom vanity sink. All went well until I tried to attach the p trap. The tailpiece for the new sink is about 1" too close. I have looked at the PVC flexible traps but that is still too close. Is there a way to do this without cutting anything?
    Thank you for your help!
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Stay away from flexible traps, they clog. Tail pieces normally have to be trimmed to fit.
  3. jdbangels

    jdbangels New Member

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    The height seems ok. It's that the tailpiece seems offcenter. It is about 1" closer to the wall than the old sink. Will shortening it make the p trap fit between it and the pipe coming out of the wall?
  4. MACPLUMB 777

    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    No it will not but if you have a tubular ext. P trap bring it out past the tail piece and connect it their

    it doe's not have to always go straight back to the wall
  5. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    You could move the vanity a little to the right or left to allow the trap to line up.
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