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Can I use a 'U' bend to connect kitchen sink to waste pipe?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Maggie1, 3 Jul 2008.

  1. Maggie1

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    Hi

    My partner is fitting a new sink but there isn't enough room for the whole 'S' bend to fit to the waste pipe. Can he use just the 'U' bend instead? Hope this makes sense.
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    Not really. Try a 40mm bottle trap or rework the waste pipe slightly. Or buy a flexible connector to connet trap and waste together. To use only part of the trap will meam no seal and smells coming back.
     
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    Thanks I have texted this info to my partner. :)
     
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    can't you use a normal p-trap, which is similar to just a u bend but with an outlet readyt o connect to a waste pipe! bottle traps on sinks and not a good idea as they easily get clogged up with scraps of food !!
     
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    Agreed but they are easier to clean (bottom half unscrews) trouble is without seeing actual site of problem we can only suggest.
     
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    He has fitted something (not sure what) but seems to have done the trick.
    Thanks for all your help and suggestions. :)
     
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