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  1. Knowingistheunknown

    Knowingistheunknown New Member

    Hi all,
    Looking for some advice please, I'm trying to fit a sink strainer for the old man, simple job I thought. As you can see in the picture below the first picture is where the issue is the pipe has been modified before which doesn't let the pipe sit in the housing without it falling out. They are all 32mm piping, I'm just not sure what the best part is to get for it I thought maybe replacing the 90 bend but can't seem to find the right bit for that, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Looks a mess and will drain poorly
    Get a new trap kit and start again
     
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  3. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    The trap, white part, has been fitted the wrong way around probably because there's not a lot of fall available from the sink to the waste pipe to the right.
     
  4. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Wow. Definitely new trap required
     
  5. Knowingistheunknown

    Knowingistheunknown New Member

    Now you've said that, that makes sense that will fix the issue. But I'd still need to replace the 90 bend as it's been cut and won't sit in the housing but it's not your standard bend I need can you help?
     
  6. Knowingistheunknown

    Knowingistheunknown New Member

    Think I would need to buy a new trap your just correct the old one
     
  7. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Wow. Definitely new trap required
     
  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Double post?
     
  9. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I hate that horrible grey waste kit. Get rid of it all, in my own personal opinion.
     
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  10. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Yep they're horrible, replaced one a couple of months ago that had only been in for 12 months but was already leaking all over the place.
     
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  11. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    Looking at it, I reckon a good trap kit like the McAlpine 1 1/2 would leave the waste pipe exit too low to connect to the waste coming through the cabinet side.
    To be done properly that would need to be lowered. What's on the other side of that cabinet where the waste pipe goes through?
     
  12. Knowingistheunknown

    Knowingistheunknown New Member

    Just the exterior wall on the other side.
    I will look at lowering the waste pipe then.
     
  13. Knowingistheunknown

    Knowingistheunknown New Member

    I agree only done work on a few sinks in the past but this by far is the worst pipe work I've seen. Was thinking of replacing the whole lot but that would be a first for me, but I'm sure it will be fun yo learn.
     
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  14. CBW1982

    CBW1982 Member

    X2 Mcalpine ASA10v traps, some elbows - possibly spigot ones as well, a tee and a coupling, ideally lower down. :cool:
     
  15. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Gotta get my figures up somehow :D
     
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