Installing P Trap Under Bathroom Sink
Follow these steps to install the p trap.
Installing p trap under bathroom sink. Wind the strip around the outside of the drain hole and press it down flat with your fingertips. Attach the fitting with slip washers and nuts. Measure the height of the drain opening in the wall from the floor of the cabinet using a tape. How to clean out a sink p trap and replace compression washers duration.
If you find this video. This video shows a new bathroom sink plumbing install from when the tailpiece stopper supply lines and faucet has been installed to the finishing of p trap connections. The near vertical drop allows the waste water draining from the sink to enter the trap with a lot of speed so that the trap self scours. Now install the new p trap.
Looking up at the basement ceiling it looks like the bathroom sink and the kitchen sink also drain into this line and i know both those sinks have p traps directly under them. Pull the trap arm. Take the lower part of the p trap apart and insert the trap arm into the wall drain fitting as far as it will go. It should easily fit into place and the threaded ends should be wrapped with teflon tape.
Mike s do it yourself 412 094 views. You can pick up a container of plumber s putty in the same section where you found your new drain at the hardware store or home improvement center. But now with the basement p trap leaking sewer smell is present at the kitchen sink and in the. Then on the trap s tailpiece screw the nut and gasket onto the drain stub.
The shape of the p trap when installed this way takes advantage of the brachistochrone property of the cycloid shape. Take a quarter sized ball of plumber s putty and roll into a thin strip. Slide the short side of the p trap onto the tailpiece that drops down from the sink drain. Make sure the beveled sides of washers face the threaded portion of the pipes.
If you install the p trap backwards you don t get the velocity. Move the p trap up or down to. Bathroom sink plumbing install duration. Connect a p trap to the drain tailpiece which is the straight pipe that extends down from the drain.
If you re working on a sink with two basins use a continuous waste t fitting to join the tailpieces.