Why is my Kitchen Sink P-Trap Leaking at Connection Nut?

Why is my Kitchen Sink P-Trap Leaking at Connection Nut?

Today we’ll show you why your kitchen sink P trap is leaking at the connection nut, and how to perform a correct kitchen P Trap installation. No more leaky p trap pipes for you, we’ll fix that p trap leaking at joint nut issue in no time.

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PF WaterWorks Transparent P-Trap: https://amzn.to/2Ey8vhs

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✅ WATCH: How To Repair/Replace Leaking P-Trap Pipe Under Bathroom Sink: https://youtu.be/LwS9PZs7Ios

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✅ WATCH: How to Install P Trap Under Bathroom Sink, Drain Pipe Off Center: https://youtu.be/b_OSgwpteR4

P trap leaking at connection

If you have a kitchen p trap leaking under your kitchen sink, and you look to see the p trap leaking at nut connection, it is due to the column of water that is always present inside the kitchen sink p trap. So the problem arise from that p-trap nut itself and the connection of the p trap outlet to the p trap arm.

Root cause of a leaky P Trap

Look on any kitchen p trap diagram, you’ll see where the kitchen p-trap seal is located, the column of water that is always present in the p trap, that protects you from sewer gasses. Many people get a leaking p trap leaking at nuts and threads. That connection is always under water, and if it is not tightened perfectly straight and tight, you’ll get p trap leaking at threads in no time.

changing p trap kitchen sink

Sometimes we have seen cases of a leaking p trap where the connection nut on the kitchen p trap installation is cracked, or the angled connection surfaces between the kitchen p-trap outlet and the p trap arm might have micro cracks forming, which allow the water to leak out of the trap seal. These are some of your common root causes for a leaky p trap.

p trap kitchen sink installation

People often complain that they look under the kitchen sink and see the p trap leaking from bottom side of the dip. What’s really happening to cause the p-trap leaking kitchen sink is the water leaches out of the connection nut from the trap seal, you have a kitchen p trap leaking at threads and it it drips down the lower dip making the p trap leaking under sink everywhere.

replace kitchen p trap, yes you might have to

So if you have a leaking p trap and you find cracks, this video shows you how to replace the leaking kitchen p trap with a new one. If there are no cracks causing the p trap leaking at joint nuts where the p trap leak is , then try loosening the nuts, and re-seat the pipes, then tighten the P-trap connection nuts, make sure the threads are nice and tight, and retest. If you did everything right, you won’t have a leaky p trap anymore.



jeffostroff says:

✅ Kitchen sink drain tools/pipes in this plumbing tips video:

Superior Tool 3-Way Sink Drain Wrench: https://amzn.to/2XozbZp

PF WaterWorks Transparent P-Trap: https://amzn.to/2Ey8vhs

cromerbeach says:

Turn off the music please cannot hear you

denise fender says:

I agree, please don't add music….

al newer says:

We can’t hear youuuuuuuuuu!

MrsLady Buzzboo Vilase says:

I,swear,We need Robots ASP.All the freakin..Men is almost gone Never seen So many lazy Az.. can't figure it out or find out ,Playing games and eat and fk..is all they know how to do .Chine Hurry the freak up just make them in the best material Gezz.

inspire734 says:

Please get rid of the music and speak up. I cant hear you. I have to go on vision only. I only have my phone in this fixer upper.

smith wesson says:

Why don't they make that p-trap one piece…than they never leak

T. J. says:

What the hell is up with the music?? Didn't even finish watching the video.

Steve White says:

Honestly I feel bad making a separate comment on this but that music is TERRIBLE

Rodney Arbogast says:

I agree with everyone. No music please. You don't need it.

Steve Moore says:

Great video and explanation of how a P trap works and how to fix it. Thanks.

The Texas Chainsaw says:

You didnt show how to remove the p trap

Cameron says:

Soooo the solution is "buy a new trap"?

Jose Jimenez says:

4patriots solar cell commercial guy is fucking insulting.. he says everyone doesnt like gadgets if his gadget is not liked. fuck him. he is a retard.

Peter Boissiere says:

Fill the right side and look at the water in the left trap.

Peter Boissiere says:

I would use pipe dopeon the seal.

Peter Boissiere says:

That's a illegal set up ,there should only be one trap under the sink. Each trap needs it own vent.

Mike Jones says:

a few wraps of teflon tape on all threaded connections for extra insurance too

luis fabian says:

The tecnical name for a p trap is a hydrolic seal

nissan tech says:

My bathroom is 1.5"

Plumbing,testing & more says:

I am not a fan of the p-trap kits they always leak. I use the solid pvc traps. Just my opinion

Ann Nichols says:

Background music very distracting and unnecessary

mst3kpimp says:

FIX so if your like me you tried re positioning several times but always got a leak what finally worked was a few careful wraps with teflon tapes around the v shaped valve this is where the sealing is done so far its holding great.

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