1 1/4 to 1 1/2 sink drain adapter

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 sink drain adapter

One of the best ways to save money on your plumbing costs is by using a one to one sewer line replacement. Many plumbers offer this service, but the one that you select will depend on the type of sewer line and the size of your home.

You may think that using a drain adapter is just as effective as a new system. You would be wrong, because they have their limitations. There are several things you need to know before you decide on the right one for your situation.

A drain adapter will not be able to prevent sewer backups from flowing back up into your home. It will only stop the water from leaking down from the main sewer line into the sink.

There are many types of drain adapters available, and there are some that can be used by both the main sewer line and the sink. If you have a sink that is located at the bottom of the toilet, then the drain adapter will not work. A one to one sewer line replacement will still work for that situation.

Another important point is that you need to choose a good drain adapter. If you buy one that is not rated properly, then it will not be able to handle all the heavy flows of water. If the sink is not installed properly, the adapter will simply break apart. Most of them will come with a warranty and should last a few years.

One thing that you will need to consider is how much room the sink has. If the overflow is coming from somewhere else, like a toilet or a tub, then you can add more absorbent material to stop the water from going back up to the main sewer line.

Some people install more than one of these drains on their water lines, in order to stop all the water leaks. This will reduce the amount of time it takes to find the problem, since you won’t be trying to drain the water yourself.

There are drain adapters for the whole house as well. The best thing is to talk to a plumber that specializes in these products before you buy, so that you are confident that the one you are considering is the right one for you.

Off-set sink drains require the use of elbows and PVC pipes to create the proper angle that allows the pipes to run from the sink drain to the main waste pipe of your home. Off-set sinks with two drains often require a little more work to hook up than a single drain sink that is off-set from the pipe drain outlet in the wall. However, anyone with basic plumbing knowledge can hook up off-set sink drains.

Center Drain Outlet

Insert the slip nut washer of the tail piece onto the threaded bottom of the drain basket strainer. Slide the slip nut onto the end of the tail piece. Screw the tail piece slip nut onto the threaded bottom of the drain housing to attach the tail piece with an adjustable wrench. Screw it on until it is tight and then give the nut a quarter turn to create a water-tight seal. Add the second tail piece to the other off-set sink drain.

Attach a 1 1/2-inch trap adapter onto the bottom of each tail piece by screwing on the nut of the trap adapter. Screw it on until it is tight and then give the nut a quarter turn to create a water-tight seal.

Insert a 90-degree elbow onto the threaded end of each 1 1/2-inch trap adapter.

Attach the arm end of the P-trap assembly — the longer 2-inch diameter pipe provided in the P-trap kit — onto the drain outlet on the wall. Insert the P-trap union end onto the 2-inch diameter pipe.

Measure the distance, going in a straight line from the end of the 90-degree elbow to the area above the P-trap opening. Cut two pieces of pipe to this measurement with a hack saw or pipe cutter.

Insert each pipe into the end of a 90-degree elbow attached to the trap adapter. Insert the other ends of the pipes into the sides of a double 90-degree tee connector.

Measure the distance from the top of the P-trap to the bottom of the double tee. Cut a section of pipe to size to make the riser. Insert the riser into the bottom of the double tee and the top of the P-trap to ensure that it fits.

Remove all of the fittings, pipes and the P-trap assembly.

Apply an even layer of the PVC cement primer to the interior of the trap adapter, the increasing adapter, the P-trap and any other opening that a section of pipe will be inserted, such as the elbow. Apply an even layer of PVC cement primer to the exterior ends of all the pipe pieces.

Starting with the 90-degree elbow that connects to the trap adapter, apply an even layer of PVC cement onto the areas you primed and assemble the sink drain by connecting each section directly after you apply the cement to the primed areas.

Side or End Drain Outlet

Insert the tail piece slip nut washer onto the threaded bottom of the drain basket strainer. Slide the slip nut onto the end of the tail piece. Screw the slip nut onto the threaded bottom of the drain housing to attach the tail piece with an adjustable wrench. Screw it on until it is tight and then give the nut a quarter turn to create a water-tight seal. Add the second tail piece to the other off-set sink.

Attach a 1 1/2-inch trap adapter onto the bottom of each tail piece by screwing on the nut of the trap adapter. Screw it on until it is tight and then give the nut a quarter turn to create a water-tight seal.

Insert the end of the 90-degree elbow onto the sink drain trap adapter farthest away from the side or end drain outlet, with the bottom opening rotated to point toward the other sink drain.

Insert the top of a sanitary tee onto the trap adapter on the other sink drain with the side opening pointing toward the bottom of the 90-degree elbow.

Measure the distance between the elbow and the tee and cut a section of 2-inch-diameter pipe to size with a hack saw or pipe cutter.

Insert a riser into the bottom of the sanitary tee. Connect the P-trap to the riser and the drain outlet to ensure that all the sections of the pipe fit.

Apply an even layer of the PVC cement primer to the exterior of the trap adapter and the 2-inch pipe sections. Apply an even layer of PVC cement primer to the interior of the elbow and sanitary connector.

Starting with the tail piece that connects the trap adapter and the increasing adapter, apply an even layer of PVC cement onto the areas you primed and connect the pipe to the trap adapter.

Continue assembling the sink drain by cementing the rest of the P-trap pipe components to each other.

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