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Pipes connected with foil and adhesive...how do I fix this?

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savageandroid

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Hi everyone,

My parents' cut a lot of corners in their house and this is the situation under my sink that I'm trying to fix while in quarantine.

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I don't know much about plumbing and have been googling all day. This is what I've come up with and would appreciate if someone could help confirm for me?

If I buy a PVC tail pipe extension and a marvel connector like in this video, that would be the fix, right? https://youtu.be/hzLqWu4DNO0

I don't know why the P trap is glued with those fittings rather than the really convenient threaded ones shown in the video (because that means i also couldn't check the P trap for clogs later ugh) but I really don't want to use adhesive. I want a threaded connection.

I also am not sure about the pipe length and if I'll need to get a handsaw.

But is anyone able to confirm that a correctly sized (also the copper tailpipe is 5 in circumference and the PVC pipe below is 6 in) PVC tailpipe extension would go over this copper tailpipe then be connected to the existing non threaded PVC pipe with a marvel trap adapter?

Thanks so much!!
 

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If everthing is lined up you should be good to go with just the tail piece assembly and one glue on connector at the very top.



The nice part about a removable P trap is it gives you wiggle room to get the tail piece in there . The trap you have has a cap on the bottom in case you need to drain it and try and unclog it.



If it was mine I would chop that all off and do it with the screw together assembly like the guy shows in the video. I only watched a few seconds of it and it was mostly ok. He was putting Teflon tape on those threads and I wouldn’t do that the seal is the tapered ring.

Welcome to the forum.
 

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The fitting you need on top of the P trap pipe is called a slip coupling.
It has a nut and a tapered washer seal. The sink drop pipe slides inside and you tighten the nut to make the seal.
 

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