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    I am installing a new bathroom vanity in my upstairs bathroom and the height of the trap is to low and hits the middle shelf and storage on the vanity. I have the wall opened up and there is a clean out tee and just above that is the other tee and that branches off to the trap. What I was wondering. Can I cut the vent stack above the clean out and raise the other tee so my p trap will be high enough to clear the shelf. The pipe is black pvc and the p trap is white.

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    Yes you can and while you are at it, make the colors match. PVC can not be glued to ABS and vice versa.
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    Hey man thank you so much brother. So the black pipe is called abs? What I have now is black, but when the 90 comes out of the wall there is a short bit of the black pipe then a white coupling of some sort then the p trap. How should i continue.

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    Use ABS in the wall, and pick up an ABS trap adapter to glue onto the ABS.
    Then you can use any slip joint p-trap, which most plumbers will use the white PVC.
    The PVC traps I buy come with the ABS trap adapter in the bag.
    They don't sell them that way in big box stores.

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    Thank you guys so much it means alot to me to get great replies like this and really learn something as well

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