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    Need a plumber in Wantagh

    Need some help. My son is living in my in laws place in Wantagh while he goes to Nassau to raise his grades. We arrived today for a visit from NC to find the kitchen sink literally in pieces. 65 year old house is beyond my plumbing ability. Any one have any recommendations. I am looking at the cheapest fix possible. We only have the house so he can go to school this year and transfer to a Di or DII lax program.

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    How does a sink turn to pieces?


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    It literally fell a part on me. No pressure applied just the weight of the pipe wrench and the 3 inch drain pipe going into the wall fell out of the wall and off the pipe from the sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKasper01 View Post
    It literally fell a part on me. No pressure applied just the weight of the pipe wrench and the 3 inch drain pipe going into the wall fell out of the wall and off the pipe from the sink.
    PK is in western NY anout 9 hours away. I guess that rules him out.

    Did you try Craigslist.... seriously.

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    Good luck.


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    This goes into the wall. If it was only the sink stuff that would be easy.

    C'mon man. I need a trust worthy plumber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKasper01 View Post
    This goes into the wall. If it was only the sink stuff that would be easy.

    C'mon man. I need a trust worthy plumber.
    Sorry. I don't know anybody.

    How about some pics. At worst, maybe we get some entertainment out of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKasper01 View Post
    This goes into the wall. If it was only the sink stuff that would be easy.

    C'mon man. I need a trust worthy plumber.
    They are like lawyers...dont you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKasper01 View Post
    This goes into the wall. If it was only the sink stuff that would be easy.

    C'mon man. I need a trust worthy plumber.
    Post some pics.

    How old is the home? What kind of pipe was going into the wall? Cast iron (black) or galvanized (gray) or PVC (white plastic) or ABS (black plastic)...

    Could be an easy fix. Might just have to open Sheetrock behind the sink in the cabinet to expose drain line........or run a new line into the basement and tie it into a different spot on the waste line.

    Pics and I can help you out a bit more...

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    Working from my phone. It is a gray pipe. The thing literally crumbled. House is 65 years old and all original. I mean that did a roof and some windows back in the 80's. no one has lived here in about two years. Dad passed and we moved mom down by use. The gray pipe was supported by a jury rigged wood deal that my father in law had to put together. No way a pro did that level of work. It is bad even by home owner standards to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKasper01 View Post
    This goes into the wall. If it was only the sink stuff that would be easy.

    C'mon man. I need a trust worthy plumber.
    What do you mean by " this goes into the wall".

    1. Is the kitchen sink hanging from the wall.
    2. Is the drain pipe going into the wall.

    Is the sink cracked and broken; does it need to be replaced.

    To help answer your questions you need to supply details.

    What is your budget?

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    The sink sits in the counter has it does in most places. The grey pipe went into the wall. Every bit of plumbing under the sink fell off and the big, 3 inch?, pipe going into the wall fell out as well. It has threads on it that appear to be cracked off. This in my in laws place being used by my son as a lacrosse flop house to play at Nassau so he can get his grades up. In other words I want to do this as cheap as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMJK View Post
    What do you mean by " this goes into the wall".

    1. Is the kitchen sink hanging from the wall.
    2. Is the drain pipe going into the wall.

    Is the sink cracked and broken; does it need to be replaced.

    To help answer your questions you need to supply details.

    What is your budget?
    DUDE!
    What don't you get?!
    It fell to pieces!









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    Quote Originally Posted by TKasper01 View Post
    Working from my phone. It is a gray pipe. The thing literally crumbled. House is 65 years old and all original. I mean that did a roof and some windows back in the 80's. no one has lived here in about two years. Dad passed and we moved mom down by use. The gray pipe was supported by a jury rigged wood deal that my father in law had to put together. No way a pro did that level of work. It is bad even by home owner standards to be honest.
    Sounds like the galvanized pipe rotted out...might have been back pitched and the water eventually ate through it.

    That might be a tough fix if it was threaded into the main. Means the threads broke off in the tapping.

    You might be better off drilling a hole straight through the floor if the cabinet into the basement and finding a section of pipe you could put a Fernco Y into. It's just a matter of cutting out a section with a sawzall and a couple hose clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman Harris View Post
    DUDE!
    What don't you get?!
    It fell to pieces!









    It really did. If I had my workstation I would do some pictures. I have never seen anything like this before. It literally feel apart at both free gin ends. I did not even gorilla it. Just put the pipe wrench on it and they fell apart. At least I fixed the leak we had from these pipes

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    Basically just running a new line down to the basement. Then just seal off the hole where the other pipe broke off of...

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    Or....and you didn't hear this from me, but it IS a college house, lol...if it was a 3 inch line (way oversized for a kitchen sink) stick a 2 inch pipe into the hole in the main and seal around it with some JB Weld sh*t. You'd def have to put a hanger on the pipe, maybe something better than the wood that was there.

    That advice was the electrician in me talking....not the plumber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKasper01 View Post
    It really did. If I had my workstation I would do some pictures. I have never seen anything like this before. It literally feel apart at both free gin ends. I did not even gorilla it. Just put the pipe wrench on it and they fell apart. At least I fixed the leak we had from these pipes
    Haha.
    Metal pipe? I'd do what the plumber by the river says

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Or....and you didn't hear this from me, but it IS a college house, lol...if it was a 3 inch line (way oversized for a kitchen sink) stick a 2 inch pipe into the hole in the main and seal around it with some JB Weld sh*t. You'd def have to put a hanger on the pipe, maybe something better than the wood that was there.

    That advice was the electrician in me talking....not the plumber.
    Funny, I was thinking the same when he's saying 3" pipe and not really giving a sheet about getting it done pro-style

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Sounds like the galvanized pipe rotted out...might have been back pitched and the water eventually ate through it.

    That might be a tough fix if it was threaded into the main. Means the threads broke off in the tapping.

    You might be better off drilling a hole straight through the floor if the cabinet into the basement and finding a section of pipe you could put a Fernco Y into. It's just a matter of cutting out a section with a sawzall and a couple hose clamps.


    That is a great idea. I just looked and it really will not be that tough to do. Need a few items but should not cost all that much.
    Thanks

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