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How do you guys typically handle these? Replacing a vanity in a 1950 home. No leaks with existing. Trap and waste arm are the older (heavier) thin-gauge, and need to be adjusted for depth. Tilework is tight so I can't see the wall connection. Do you cut and fernco, or open the wall and replace the arm? Client wants to keep it simple, but wondering how you draw the line on these jobs.
 

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I'd open the wall --enough to see if there is a trap adapter or a soldered connection---if it[s soldered---I would,most likely, open the wall enough to add a new T and trap adapter---

Do you have the tools to cut the old tile and plaster?

Do they have the money to do this right? Leaving the old chrome tube is a failure waiting to happen---that's some old piping---
 

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I'd open the wall --enough to see if there is a trap adapter or a soldered connection---if it[s soldered---I would,most likely, open the wall enough to add a new T and trap adapter---

Do you have the tools to cut the old tile and plaster?

Do they have the money to do this right? Leaving the old chrome tube is a failure waiting to happen---that's some old piping---
Yup, I have all the tools. Thanks for the confirming the "eventual failure" part - snapped me back to reality. This client may be ok with it. I just wanted a second opinion since I do a lot of jobs with tight budget and short time-horizon (home sales).
 
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