Plumbing nightmare

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Nyman, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Nyman

    Nyman New Member

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    I recently purchased a Pegasus faucet for my bathroom - in fact, I bought two. Attempted to install today and ran into a problem. Seems the "pop up body" which leads from the sink to pipe coming from the wall does not have threads. It is simply smooth all the way down. So....as someone completely new to this, I was wondering what I would do to connect the pipe coming from sink to pipe in wall?

    If a picture is required, please let me know. Thanks for your help
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The p-trap will have a "slip joint" connection.
    I grabbed this from the Internet, the pop up isn't even connected in the photo.

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  3. Nyman

    Nyman New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response. Might you be able to offer a bit more information. I am still at a loss on the plan going forward. Thanks again
  4. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    It looks like this one. Right?

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  5. cal a plumber

    Might I suggest that you call a plumber...

    If you dont know what a p trap is, then you also
    probably hav e no idea on how to hook up those
    water lines..



    and you wil probably come home to a disaster
    a few weeks from now...

    with no one to blame but yourself and or Terry.....
  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey, wait a second!
    Why me?
    All I did was post a picture of a p-trap below a lav faucet.
    All they have to do is right brain it in after looking at their Pegasus instructions. Or maybe the educated HD man should have sold them a P-trap at the same time. Do they have guys at HD that know what the bent looking pipes are for?
  7. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Ummmm...
    Quite possibly they don't.


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    Although they probably have someone that could fix you up with a drain like this...

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  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    drain

    They would probably tell them, "If you have a pipe coming down from the sink, and a horizontal pipe out of the wall, all you need is this handy-dandy slip joint 90 elbow to connect them." And unless this person gets the message, that may be what he will go looking for.
  9. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Hey! how did you get a picture of my kitchen drain? Are you messing around with my plumbing when I'm not home?
  10. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    faucet

    As an aside, the only thing I can visualize worse than having one Pegasus faucet, would be having two of them.
  11. Jay Mpls

    Jay Mpls Master plumber

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    Right again HJ. When you use these cheap-garbage faucets/fixtures they are disposable.
    Once they go bad there are rarely parts and are not worth fixing.
    Consider the purchase of good quality faucets.They will last longer and will always be repairable.
  12. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    The good news for the customer of Home Cheapo is now that the bean counting, low life, scum sucking, CEO Nardelli has left the business, they are once again hiring qualified tradespeople to man their departments. I went into the store near me and I bumped into an Electrical Journeyman who use to wire all my work and in the same store a Master Plumber was manning the plumbing departement. Kudos ...
  13. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    tradesmen

    And I suppose you believe that if they were able to find a job in the trades they would still decide to work for Home Depot? It may be more a case of they may have decided to take any available job at any pay, rather than HD paying their help more.
  14. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    I hear what you are saying. I can tell you that this Journeyman is topnotch but when you consider the benefits, buying discounts, saving plan, etc he said he was making the same money without the headaches. Not everyone is cut out to run a business ...
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