Your right! I just noticed that the trap is upside down.
Holy smokes Trainwire! You're right!!!
Don't you just hate traps without the cleanout plug?
P.S.: I hate doing plumbing.
What started out as a simple washer replacement, resulted in a totally new sink installation this past weekend.
First, spouse opened the faucet stems to discover the things had been forced and the threads sliced right off.
Then the leaky P-Trap under the sink was so corroded that when he went to feel for leaks, his finger went right through the pipe!!
So we pull the jammed and rotten cabinet from under the (theoretically) wall mounted sink. Realize sink is only held in place with a wood screw so it starts to come apart. We undo the pipes and take the sink off. Sink wasn't square to the wall so previous "installer" jammed a roll of newspaper sales flyer from 1979 in there (sale on 19" color TV sets). Discover that the old P-Trap was CROSS THREADED to the cast iron pipe in the wall.
Head out to Home Desperate and go out and buy a large pipe wrench and fittings, plus the new cabinet (thinking they're all standard). At leat the old trap came off without breaking the cast iron waste pipe or stripping its threads. Call mommy to schlepp us back home with the stuff in her micro-bus.
Come back home at 11:15 p.m. Find out sink doesn't fit new cabinet. Drive back to the Big Orange box - bummer. They closed at midnight. We arrived at 12:10. Crash at mommy's house.
Get up early Sunday morning and return cabinet. Take the old sink to the store to fit onto a new cabinet. No luck. Time is wasting and here I am dragging a groaty old porcelain monster in an orange cart.
Finally we go for the tiny $70 Home Desperate slumlord special with the "cultured marble" sink (it's cast resin, fer cryin'out loud). Emphasis on DESPERATE. I leave the old porcelain sink lying on the bench in front of the store I was so pissed! :P
Plus pipes, drain, fittings, etc.
Finally we got everything to go in with no problem and most importantly with no leaks last Monday night at around 10 p.m.
What was supposed to be a three-for-a-nickel simple washer replacement turned into a $100-plus job!
I think I'll stick with electricty...at least it doesn't leak and spill all over the floor!!!
[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 02-04-2003).]