So I went to install a new kitchen sink that is 9 inches deep to replace the 6 inch double drain we had. The new sink hits the top of the drain vent. What is the best way to reroute the pipes? Currently the pipe is 26 or so inches from the bottom of my cabinet. It needs to come down about 4 inches atleast. My concerns are making sure it still drains fine after I shorten it. I am also changing from a 2 drain to a 1 drain sink. I am not sure if it is allowed to just lower the top pipe the vent sits on and install a new vent or not.

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  • I take it there's no way to get an actual line out from here to the vent stack, hence the air-admittance valve? Apr 15, 2019 at 3:15
  • Yea, this is how it was done when they built it, I think because of that.
    – Joseph Cox
    Apr 15, 2019 at 3:21
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    Just redo the drain piping so it works correctly.
    – d.george
    Apr 15, 2019 at 11:40
  • If you solve the air-admittance valve conflict, will the tailpieces fit under the drains? Apr 15, 2019 at 12:36
  • Yes I believe so.
    – Joseph Cox
    Apr 15, 2019 at 12:41

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Lower everything 4", that is your best option.

If that doesn't fit, then find a shorter air admittance valve and or lower the existing one as much as possible.

If that still doesn't fit, then cap the air admittance valve. Add a Tee fitting below where the sink drain connects to the vertical drain pipe. Connect a 90 degree fitting to the Tee to make a vertical pipe, then attach the air admittance valve to the top of that. You'll have a wet vent for about 6-12", but it should work correctly.

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