This repair is continued from Part 2.
Reassemble the P-Trap
At this point I’ve recovered the lost earring from the bathroom sink drain, cleared a clump of hair and cleaned the pipe joints. Now I’m ready to reattach the drain trap.
I begin by aligning the J-bend to the pipes and screwing on the left slip nut. Do not over tighten the slip nut, when snug give it a 1/4 extra turn or so. Note the self-seating gasket formed into the end of the PVC elbow (left side).
The nylon gasket must be slipped down the drain pipe to meet the J-Bend before the slip nut is screwed on.
The nylon gasket is seated in the J-bend:
Turn the slip nut until snug, then give it a 1/4 extra turn or so. Do not over tighten or you could crush the nylon gasket.
Here’s the reassembled P-trap and J-bend.
Next, I reattach the pivot rod and drain stopper in Part 4.
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