Replacing Kitchen Sink PVC Pipes, Washers, P-Trap, center joints and arms w Dishwasher Attachment

3 Main Problems Explained! This was made by an amateur who learned some things & is sharing them in an easy to understand way! I had 3 major problems that I came across when replacing the PVC Pipes under my kitchen sink. First of the washers / gaskets: There were 2 different kinds a flanged washers and smooth 1 1/2″ washers. The directions on the bag from Home Depot did not explain well enough what to do with these! Secondly: How to connect a threaded PVC pipe to a Non-Threaded PVC Pipe… that one took a while! Thirdly: How to attach Dishwasher Attachment to the pipes under the sink. I hope the things I learned can help you with your DIY project under the kitchen sink. This video Includes the P-Trap, center joints and arms w/ Dishwasher Attachment. Just one stay at home mom taking on another house repair project! Hope this video helps you repair your leaky sink pipes!
*How to Installing Install Repair Repairing Replace Replacing Kitchen Sink PVC Pipes P Trap dishwasher attachment arms center joints * 10 inch groove joint pliers, small hand saw, everbilt leak tight washers, stay at home mom diy,


soni khan says:


Billme042 says:

Well done video. Can you elaborate on fitting the dishwasher piece onto the horizontal pipe? What washer did you use?

al bh5 says:

Great help!

mandy lewis says:

so happy I watched your video, I too had the problem with fixing a plain end to a screw end…now I don’t have a problem…leak fixed, thank you xxx

Fa Vang says:

love the little people’s voices!

Michael Morris says:

Fantastic video. Thanks so much!!!!!

Jon Orech says:

Thank you for your clear video. I know Football, fishing, literature, and computers…but this stuff always intimidates me. You’ve given me the confidence to tackle this tonight. You are clear, and your demeanor is empathetic.

Good work!

Heidi Huber says:

After almost a month of going to the store and googling, your video answered all of my questions (except what those flat washers do!!) My sink is now running perfectly and God bless you for the post :)


How about the garbage disposel??? Absolutely can’t ignore that.

Troy Matthews says:

Good work…. noticed something with ur dishwasher drain line. You should tie/loop the drain line HIGHER than the bottom of the sink…. as close to the countertop as possible. If your drain ever gets clogged, and water starts coming up from the sewer, it will fill ur dishwasher before the sink if its lower. Possibly even if you have a large amount of water in ur sink emptying, it may go into the dishwasher. The higher it is, the longer ur safe.

fileundergrain says:

Thank you – found it very helpful!

Helen Gordon says:

Thank you so much for such a simple and straightforward explanation. I cleaned the pipes out but they leaked when I put them back together. It was obviously down to the washer being in the wrong place and, thanks to you, all is now water-tight!

Ralisabush says:

Great video, but did you use any plumber’s tape around the grooved edges?

Huda bomb says:

Great Video

Franklin Tang says:

Thanks for the video. Super helpful. my only problem is that my dishwasher pipe/line is copper and welded into the drain pipe. My leak is due to corrosion on the metal nut to the “P” shape pipe. Can I just replace it with a new PVC nut (would be connecting to a brass pipe from the sink) and “P” pipe? If I can do that, I don’t need to cut a hole in a new drain pipe and solder the dishwasher line into it.
Any thoughts?

Sean Garrity says:

Thank you..I had a panic attack after my kitchen got flooded. Video was hella helpful. Thanks

İsmet Çalışkan says:


Indira Moyer says:

Thanks for explaining the washers. I went to go put my sink back together (took it apart last night, but hubs forgot to buy the sink drain seal) this morning, found that straight washer, and couldn’t for the life of me remember where it went. You probably saved me from having to do it all over again. Appreciate ya!

Julie Sheehan says:

wish I could give this 100 thumbs up. Thank you very much

Jared Lavery says:

omg I was completely puzzled when I unpackaged​ everything I been at it for a couple days now this just saved me so much time thank you sooo much!

Christina Rutherford says:

The wall tube is positioned too high on the wall. I tried connecting the right arm to the drain and I have to force it in place. I am trying to fix this myself to save money. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Joan Burbank says:

Thank you so much! your video answered all my questions and I just finished replacing my kitchen sink plumbing! great job.

Azteca Brun says:

Your video inspired me to fix my kitchen sink by myself. I particularly liked the way your pipes look nice and straight. Tools, washers, non threaded pipes and your instructions really helped out!

Keith G says:

The T in the middle that both the left and right drains connect to in the middle is illegal in my state. PVC glue and cleaner with regular PVC fittings would have been 100 times better due to the rigidness of glued joints. Think about the mechanics of the middle T you used, lets say you did dishes, full sink of water, food debris etc in the sink, you pull the strainer to drain the sink and all the gunk goes down the drain and shoots over to the other trap arm due to the tee being positioned on the “RUN” (Flat) . A PVC T-Wye would have been the right choice for this set because its designed with a 90 degree swing on the branch of the Tee to direct drainage in a sweeping manner. way good job for a DIY. It gets the job done.

Chisolm Kidz says:

Thank you so much! After watching your video, it ends up mine was just a matter of reseating the washer between a smooth and grooved pipe. I would’ve never known about that without you. Great video!!

Rik Hunter says:

Thanks for your video! I had replaced the pipe that goes into the wall with a new flat ringed one and had a leak. Fished out the pointed ended one @ 7:15 and waiting to see if it leaks. Your video really is excellent. I don’t know if it is a male-thing like others have said, but the other videos remind me of instruction manuals…always missing key steps and descriptions. (And I teach writing technical instructions.)

Candy Schworak says:

Thank you so much ! !  You saved me a lot of time, aggravation and
money.  I had a leak under the sink – where non-threaded pipe &
threaded pipe come together.  Some how the smooth washer was at a angle
inside the threaded pipe.  So I placed the smooth washer into the threaded pipe & pushed in the non-threaded pipe – applied pipe tape & the nut.  WRONG THING TO DO – it leaked.  Then I saw your video a few minutes ago.  I did just like you – put the smooth washer on the straight pipe & inserted it into the threaded pipe.  At 1st I over tightened the nut and had slight leak – but I backed it off a bit.  NOW NO MORE LEAK – THANKS AGAIN. Oh, I really liked how you explain & show things slowly.

Raul says:

Great job explaining all of this. Always had questions about the washers and which did what. Very helpful. Thanks!

Chris Haskell says:

i could not for the life of me figure out the non threaded connected to threaded part. thank you sooooo much for this great tutorial.

ravencottage says:


Evelyn Stevens says:

Thank you!! Suffered from leaking pipes for a year now. No one else explained the washers. Saved me lots of time and money :)

Shari F says:

Hi, thanks for this…You have no idea. I am a single mama with my 2 sons grown and gone! But my kitchen sink (w/ dishwasher) has been leaking and I’m need to replace. I’m blessed to be a carpenter’s daughter (2x – My Pop and Jesus!) but when it comes to plumbing—um…a… so this is really good. I’m getting same parts at my local HD, and will make sure to take your advice while watching and stopping and putting the “guts” back into my sink. A woman without a working kitchen sink?!?!?! For now, 3 days?? (I’m picking up a bottle of wine and listening to my favorite 80’s music loud then doing this DITY job!) Thanks again!

Linda Storoshka says:

I am replaceing a vanity sink in the laundry room which had a deeper stainless sink the plumbing look different can you help?

Susan Detlefsen says:

Thank you! This is so easy to follow, with thorough instructions, especially on how to connect non-threaded pieces..I was struggling with this. Now I get it!

Myspace Tom says:

i tried to take apart my sink pipes. First thing I did was crack the pipe from turning the wrong way or something. smh.

gmzx3 says:

Good video. Plastic is so easy to work with. Make sure you dry fit everything before cutting (mark with a sharpie). Remember to allow for the length of pipe that has to go into the fitting before cutting the pipe. If you are a little short when assembling, you can pull the pipe out of the fitting a bit. I tend to cut too long but I can just cut again. if you cut too short, you’ll need to get another pipe or fitting.

Rose Shockley says:

Yes you are awesome! I just changed my pipes thanks to you I didn’t have to call a plumber.

Park Lane says:

Thank you for taking the trouble to help us, Great video. I had a problem with fixing the gasket/seal/washer after unblocking my sink. your video solved it for me. Thank You.

Kim Rodriquez says:

Loved this video.. As I am doing this repair over the weekend I found this very helpful.  Thank you..

George Franklin says:

Thank you for the video. Was able to put my plumbing together with no problem after trying for a few hours on my own. Easy instructions to follow.

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