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Hey i had a small leak in my bathroom drain pipe. After unscrewing i can see that they are just not aligned properly but i cant get them fiting snuggly together (one side of the top pipe fits against the sink hold but there is a small gap on the other side which is causing the leak. Any tips?
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Hey i had a small leak in my bathroom drain pipe. After unscrewing i can see that they are just not aligned properly but i cant get them fiting snuggly together (one side of the top pipe fits against the sink hold but there is a small gap on the other side which is causing the leak. Any tips?
Do you mean the connection between the vertical section of pipe and the P trap is leaking at the point where they join?

That bit at the top of the P trap where the straight pipe goes into it is a nut which clamps a sealing ring against the pipe. You need to loosen the nut at the top of the P trap, then you should be able to slide the pipe in, then you can tighten the nut again (just by hand).


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The connection between the vertical pipe and the p pipe is fine its between the top of the vertical pipe and the plug hole pipe but it is the same solution but just can get them to seal together properly
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The connection between the vertical pipe and the p pipe is fine its between the top of the vertical pipe and the plug hole pipe but it is the same solution but just can get them to seal together properly
Sometimes it is a bit of a struggle. It helps to loosen the nut where the P trap goes into the wall a little bit. Not too much, or everything just gets too floppy.
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Re: Plumbing in bathroom

If you're a renter then call your landlord or letting agent. If you own the property and can't fix the problem yourself as JagWaugh suggests then it'd probably best to call a plumber.
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New gaskets and/or pipes, CHF 20 or so.

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Re: Plumbing in bathroom

I mixed some horse hair and silicon and packed it in around the washers on the connections when I had an allignment problem. (Identical system to yours)
Worked for a while - then found out that there was a blockage deeper down (behind the wall) which was the main problem for the leak.
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I think there is normally a rubber gasket where the interlocking parts. I don't think those need to fit tightly. Sometimes, those are made of plastic.

Normally, loosening one end provides leeway to better align the other end, and then gradually tighten both ends by hand.
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