Yes! Sign me up for free emails from Fine Homebuilding with the latest news, tips, and techniques.
Few locations of a kitchen take more unseen abuse than the area beneath the sink. The sink trap often bears the brunt of the worst misuse. Pipes can be damaged when they are jostled. Also, many traps in sinks in older homes have outdated installations. Bruce Norman, a plumber from Portland, Ore., describes his simple technique for replacing a sink trap in this "Building Skills" article. Norman begins the process by combining the tailpieces, then building from the bottom up. Next, he dry-fits the connections before gluing them together. Then he finishes the project by gluing together the parts except for the threaded connections, which are coated with pipe dope. This article includes a sidebar about air-admittance valves, a sink-venting alternative.
Plus, watch this technique start to finish on video as Bruce Norman goes step by step through the process in our Build Like a Pro video series. Watch the video...
Already a member? Login Here
Here's what to do when troubleshooting reveals a quick fix or repair is not an optionby Ed Cunha
Throw away the traditional P-trap to minimize leaks and maximize storage spaceby Rex Cauldwell
by Kenneth Caldwell
A plumber teaches you the right way to remove the drain plug, attach the new Y-fitting, and glue the trap and cleanout in placeby Ed Cunha
A handy one-way valve eliminates most of the plumbing workby Lynn Underwood
Master Carpenter Video Series
Kitchens & Baths 2014 Call for Entries
FHB’s Remodeling Showcase
FineHomebuilding.com and GreenBuildingAdvisor.com are part ofthe Taunton Home and Garden Network
Taunton Home |
Books & Videos |
Contact Us |
Product recall information
Copyright Notice |
Taunton Guarantee |
User Agreement |
About Us |
Work for Us |
Contact Us |
Press Room | Customer Service
| Subscriber Alert
© 2013 The Taunton Press, Inc., Part of Taunton’s Men’s Network. All rights reserved.