How to Put in a Utility Sink Drain

Utility sinks after were called laundry fittings since they were for washing clothes. Nowadays utility sinks are used to wash paintbrushes, wash pets, soak dirty garments, rinse off various different purposes and sandy sneakers or shoes. They generally are installed in bathrooms or in utility rooms of houses with no carpeting, typically close to a washer and dryer. Utility sink drains must be vented to the exterior but in most cases could share washer vents. Check local building regulations for specifics, however, and find any plumbing licenses.

Set in which the rough plumbing drain is installed, the utility sink set up against the wall; plumbers need to connect drains to the main sewer line and normally leave a metal or PVC pipe extending from the walls lines. Quantify with a tape measure from the drain opening in the sink bottom to the rough drain pipe to find out the length of the relationship.

Buy a P-trap — an elbow onto the wall and really a pipe using a vertical opening on each end to attach a pipe that is flat. Receive a metal or PVC snare to coordinate with the drain pipe that is rough ; PVC is the preferred piping in most areas, but some plumbers or locales use metal.

Place the opening of this P-trap under the drain pipe in the base of the utility sink and mark the point at which the flat pipe matches the rough drain pipe. Cut the drain that was rough saw to match the flat opening onto the P-trap tied to the true P. Smooth the edges of the cut using a file.

Disconnect the flat pipe and slip it over the rough drain pipe. Test it to make sure it is flat, fits securely to the drain and extends right to the sink drain pipe. Gently the elbow pipe to the rough drain pipe using PVC cement or a connector using a collar that screws down to tighten the joint.

Connect the P-trap to the elbow in the rough drain along with the sink drain pipe. Slide the snare and fasten each end. Tighten the screw collars by hand on each end of this P-trap. Run a little water in the utility sink to ensure that the P-trap does not flow and drains and use pliers to completely tighten the straps. Eliminate if you can find escapes so water drains easily and make any needed adjustments.

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