Re: P-Trap install problem
Posted by Chuck on March 03, 19101 at 11:46:22:
In response to Re: P-Trap install problem
They sell split escutchens to replace the one already there. If you remove the escutchen it should give you more room to open up the wall.
I'm just a plumber's son, not an expert.

: I'm trying to put in a p-trap for a pedestal sink and am having a hard time. This is a remodel so the drywall was just put on and can be taken off.

: There�s a brass 90 in the wall I�ve got to get the trap into. Right now there�s a 2 �� long piece of copper from that 90 which sticks out about �� from the finished wall. I�ve got to sweat the trap on with the drywall in place because of the escutchen plate. So far I�ve used emory cloth to take the chrome off of the trap and tried to solder it in the copper stub. The trap is too small though with probably 1/64th� gap all around and I can�t get a good sweat joint. The fact that I have to do it with the drywall in place without burning it too badly and work around the escutchen plate with only �� of copper sticking out of the wall doesn�t help. If I use a longer piece of copper out of the wall, the flange won�t sit flush to the wall.

: I am using some sheet metal to shield the drywall, but it's not helping me sweat the joint.

: Any advice? There must be an easier way that I�m not seeing.

: Thanks.

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