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    Default Help! Don't know how to fix!

    I did a demo on my kitchen and I crack the T piple (See pic bottom) and as well as I made a cut on the top pipe since the new cabinet block it. Now I am not sure how should I fix it, the top drain should goes to left kitchen sink and the bottom drain is goes to the Garbage Disposial.

    I know you suppose to cut off the bad piece but there is no room to do the recoupling if I cut it and I don't want to open up a wall.

    I look into RAM BIT but it is a bit expensive. Please advice what's the best way to fix this as all the coupling are GLUED.

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    whoever installed that wanted to make sure that WHOEVER took it apart would have their work cut out for them to change it. Right now, a RamBit, or similar, may be your only hope.
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    Your options are to buy the ram-bit and hope it does the job, or open the wall & cut out the sanitary tees.

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    You can also try cutting off the fitting about 1" away from the hub, saw a cut in the hub, and then splitting off the hub, working your way around. A flat blade screwdriver and hammer is handy for that.
    The Ram Bit is pretty nice though.

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    Default Thank you all for the inpute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    You can also try cutting off the fitting about 1" away from the hub, saw a cut in the hub, and then splitting off the hub, working your way around. A flat blade screwdriver and hammer is handy for that.
    The Ram Bit is pretty nice though.
    Thank you all for the inputs! It was a double sink and I don't know why it has two outlet.

    I will try cutting off the fitting about 1" away at hub, saw a cut in the hub and slowly work my way to get the outside off using saw or hack saw. I want to get a RAM BIT but it is quite expensive for one time use.. So sad that they don't rent those.



    I will post an update later.

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    Default Here are the results!

    Quote Originally Posted by wmo168 View Post
    Thank you all for the inputs! It was a double sink and I don't know why it has two outlet.

    I will try cutting off the fitting about 1" away at hub, saw a cut in the hub and slowly work my way to get the outside off using saw or hack saw. I want to get a RAM BIT but it is quite expensive for one time use.. So sad that they don't rent those.



    I will post an update later.

    Took all your advice and use a hack saw to cut close to the pipe then I use a dremel tool to cut and sand off the PVC pipe to the right shape.

    I then I prime and use the extra strong (thick) pvc glue to put in the new fitting as seen in the pictures and also fill in with the gap with new pipe insert.

    Everything works now and doesn't leak!

    Thank you all for the help.
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