Plumbing 101-The Kitchen Sink, Wright Inspections

At least once a week I look under a kitchen sink and just have to shake my head. I don’t understand how people can turn such a simple project into a glued, taped, caulked, flex piped leaky mess!!

It really is this simple:

If you have a disposal, put it on the right side and change one piece of pipe for a disposal adapter tube.

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Everything you need comes in a couple of small kits. One to connect two sinks, one trap kit, and a trap adapter that will glue on the wall pipe.

This is all easy to use plastic pipe. Pieces slide into each other so measuring is not that critical.

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Compression collars with plastic bushings make a tight seal easily without glue, teflon tape, teflon paste, silicone, or any other goo!! You put a ring of plumbers putty on the top side of the sink and drop your drain flange in.

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No plumbers here!

No more sealing stuff. every time I see tape or silicone under a sink, it leaks!

There is only supposed to be one trap under a sink, and minimal

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clear sign not a plumber

elbows. Don’t think too much!!!

Per code, all pipe shall be smooth wall with no restrictions or reduction in size.

This means no flex pipe.  Definitely do not use flex pipe horizontal, it will clog.

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no plumbers here!

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This will clog

And car parts do not belong under the kitchen sink
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Car Hoses

So there it is, don’t try too hard or think too hard. The right parts are not that expensive and go together a lot easier than the wrong parts.
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Daren Wright

Wright Inspections LLC


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