Question by  muneer (19)

How do you replace a drain tail>

I need to replace a drain tail.


Answer by  stinkymess (310)

Drain tails are the pressure release valves for pipes. They are sold at hardware stores and comes in a set and be put on by any licensced plumber or a very skilled do-it-yourselfer. The old drain tail need to be removed with the proper tool before putting on the new one.


Answer by  AmosPressley (95)

Remove the large nut that holds the tail piece to the sink discharge. You may need a large wrench or a pair of channel locks big enough to grip the metal or plastic nut that holds it in. Take out the old tail piece, clean the surfaces, and install new.


Answer by  MrHardware (369)

First loosen the nuts on the drain trap(the curved part)from the bottom of the tailpiece. Then loosen the nut holding the tailpiece to the sink basket. Replace with appropriate diameter and length tailpiece(cut if necessary)making sure gaskets are in place. Hand tighten.


Answer by  chatendra (18)

Open the nut and holds the tail side. Use large wrench to grip the metal nut. Remove the old tail piece and install new .


Answer by  Taran (716)

Replacing the drain on a kitchen sink is not tugh. the plumber's putty underneath the metal flange can dry out and crack. The rubber seal located on the underneath side of the sink either come loose. Just take anther pipe and fit and seal the edges with sealer.


Answer by  Prigger (19)

The first thing you do is unscrew the old drain tail from the strainer, they you get the new drain tail piece and screw it back from were you took the old one from.

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