Re: How to replace PVC pipes?
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service LMP on March 03, 19100 at 16:49:32:
In response to Re: How to replace PVC pipes?
: I have a pedestal sink that has a PVC P-trap. I would like to replace the PVC pipes with a chrome P-trap. The length of the P-trap does not leave much room for cutting the PVC pipe and using adapters. I do have room for an adaptor that would fit in the PVC fitting in the wall. Is there a way to remove a PVC pipe from a PVC fitting? Any help will be appreciated.

: -Nolan

Nolan, There are 3 ways
1-heat the fitting until the glue is warm enough that you can use a screw driver and pry out the pipe. Better know what your doing .
2-take a jab saw and cut 2 slots in the pipe inside the fitting about 1/2" apart. use a hammer and sharp screw driver to pick the 1/2" piece out. Then pick the rest of the pipe out.
3- You can purchace a special tool that fits inside the pipe and drills out (the pipe only) from the fitting. (I don't own one but they make them.)
Hope this helps. Dale's Plumbing Service LMP


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