I was attempting to clear a clog in a bathroom sink. While replacing
the p-trap I damaged the rust/weak wall pipe at the turn down. I
assume I will need to replace a portion of the wall pipe. Would
someone explain the process of repalcing a small portion of the wall
house built in 80's, standard chrome platted metal pipe. I bought new
metal p-trap (to replace rusted one) and to keep consistant with
existing components. I would like to know if it is probable for me to
hack a small portion of exisitng (metal) wall pipe, replace with new
pipe. What type of connections should I get?
Do you mean hacksaw through existing drain?
Sure it can be done. Might be easier to replace it though.
Your local hardware store may be better able to show you what you need
to do better than we can.
I don't mean the big box store. A real hardware store.
If there is any solid pipe sticking out of the wall,
you *could* saw off close to the wall and connect the
new trap arm using a rubber coupling. There is a
small (1 1/4" tubular size) coupling made just for that.
Ugly, but quick fix.
If it's rotted all the way to the wall, then you'll
have to dig further to see what kind of connection
was used inside the wall. There were many types
used depending on the part of the country and the
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