I'm completely new with basic plumbing, but last ngiht after my new sink went in I tried reattaching the garbage disposal and new faucet. It wasn't too bad but the disposal sits a little lower than before so the p-trap no longer connects to the drain. See the image:

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How do I go about attaching these parts?

2 Answers 2


A reversible p-trap

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would allow you use an extension attached to the black elbow on the disposal. By using the reversible trap you are moving the long part of the trap to the j pipe side and creating distance on the disposal side that you then fill with and extension.

  • Could probably get away with reversing the J they already have, though the sharp angle might not be the best thing when flow is reversed.
    – CactusCake
    Mar 7, 2018 at 21:42
  • Looks like you might just be able to "horse" it on there....
    – gnicko
    Aug 3, 2018 at 2:40

You will need to either shorten the tailpipe from the drain to the disposal if possible, get an extension, or buy a replacement p-trap setup.

  • Is this not the same answer as above?
    – Jeff Cates
    Mar 10, 2018 at 18:29

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