Basic Plumbing Questions

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  1. 49erRider

    49erRider Member Supporting Member

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    Okay, so I had this build out in my laundry room, and I always figured there had to be some plumbing behind it, where if you would have ordered a utility sink during the build it would have gone.

    So I ripped it all out to see:

    Anyways I found this, it looks like the drain, hot water, cold water.

    I'm going to go buy a laundry sink, with cabinet today from Lowes/Home Depot.

    Couple questions:

    I guess I just build a P-trap out of PVC or maybe they have a kit you can just buy

    I guess I'll need to buy shut off valves for the water lines, then just water lines to connect to the sink?

    Am I missing anything, I looked at our bathroom sinks and it looks like there is a third braided line that connects the hot and cold water?

    Thanks,

    Brad
     

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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Supporting Member

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    Have you done any DIY plumbing in the past or is this a first attempt? It's not rocket surgery but there are plenty of ways to do it wrong.

    You're on the right track. You need a P-trap kit, two shutoff valves, two supply lines and the sink with a faucet/drain kit. That "third braided line" is likely part of the faucet assembly and may or may not be included in your utility sink setup.
     
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  3. 49erRider

    49erRider Member Supporting Member

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    I DIY everything but this is my first need at installing a new sink in an area. Alright, I'll purchase the P-Trap Kit, Two valves, supply lines and glue
     
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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Supporting Member

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    BTW that cut-out in your floor looks like a builder eff-up to me. I'd clean that all up better and get a good look at what they did there.
     
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    Armed4defense Southern, Country & Proud! Supporting Member

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    You will need a tubular 11/2 trap for the drain-with trap adapter and small can of PVC glue to attach said adapter. maybe a tailpiece and drain for sink and possible extension -looks kind of low from floor for a direct hook up. If that is pex coming out for waterlines yes you will need some stops -I DO NOT recommend shark bites but if you can't borrow or rent some crimps -I guess shark bites it is. About the third braided line under lavs, would have to see a pic to help with that. 35 years plumbing so not much I haven't seen. Any questions -let me know.
     
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    May be restating the obvious, but be sure to remember to slope any horizontal runs of the drain pipe.
     
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    Coltdefender1911 On the couch Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Obviously shut off water and drain lines before cutting into those supply lines.
     
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    All installed and looking great. Thanks for the advice guys.
     
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    What?!.. No picture?... Thread fail.
     
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    Don't cheap out on the supply lines, use the braided steel ones. I've seen lots of issues where Harvey Homeowner used compression fittings and didn't know what he was doing.
     
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    Oh yah photos!!!
     

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    BlackGun Pimpin Ain’t Easy Supporting Member

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    Haha. Let’s see in the cabinet? Don’t be skeared.
     
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