Help with trap configuration
I have nearly completed my (first) half-bathroom renovation: new floor, new paint, new toilet, and...new vanity? Almost.
When I removed the old vanity/sink, I cut out the old trap. As advised by members on this forum, I then cut back to the drain pipe coming out of the wall and attached a standard P-trap.
However, when I tried to rough in my vanity cabinet, I discovered that the P-trap hangs too low to clear the lower shelf of the vanity. The wall pipe itself clears the shelf but the downward hang of the P-trap is about 3 inches too low.
Whoever installed the (very old) vanity/sink that I tore out seemed to have encountered the same issue. You can see their solution in the first attached picture -- notice that there is an elbow on the straight wall pipe which turns up, then straight, then right, and then into what looks like a typical P-trap.
If I recreated this configuration it would clear my vanity. But it looks non-standard. Then again, I am very new at all this. Can anyone describe what they did here and whether I could re-create this configuration?
Note that most of what you see in that picture is long gone, having been torn out.
The second photo shows the P-trap I added (before redoing the room -- it looks much nicer now!). But it hangs too low for the vanity.
Appreciate your thoughts!