Very small place between wall drain hole and tailpipe

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  1. Motivated

    Motivated New Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    I am replacing my bathroom sink. Problem is that there is very small place(4 inch) between wall drain hole and tailpipe and wall drain hole is right in front of the tailpipe so i am not able to install the p-trap. Any advice would be helpful.

    Wall drain pipe is out 2 1/2" and space between the pipe and tailgate is 4"

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    If the p-trap cant be cut down to fit, being close like it is, you can offset at the wall to miss the tailpiece, and swivel back to catch the tailpiece from the lav.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    The p-trap can run forward, and the trap arm face backwards. IOW, the trap doesn't have to face back towards the wall.
  5. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

    Jun 21, 2007
    I smash things and demand money.
    Victoria, BC
    You've got a nice long tailpiece there as well, you can trim it up if you need to and angle down and across towards the offset p-trap as well if you need to.
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