Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-09-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 3
Share |
Question

"tapping" off one sink to add another


I have a 1967 house and would like to replace the ancient, painted-to-death single vanity in the master bath. Rather than calling in a plumber to tear up the walls and solder in new plumbing, is it possible to "tap" off of the first sink and add a second sink to make a new double sink vanity? Is this a bad idea? Will it lower the water pressure on both sinks? Is it even possible to do?

demaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 04:24 AM   #2
Remodeling Contractor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 3,590
Default

"tapping" off one sink to add another


yes you can tap off one and install the other with no issues.

Bob Mariani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 3
Default

"tapping" off one sink to add another


Thanks Bob, any special concerns I should have about tying in the sink drain? Can all of the supplies be found at my local Home Depot? I've replaced single sinks without a problem, but never tried this.
demaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 06:03 AM   #4
Remodeling Contractor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 3,590
Default

"tapping" off one sink to add another


yes you can. They will have a drain kit that will connect the two sinks with a tee fitting. You will need to select the one with a DW tee if you also need a DW drain connection. Use sharkbite fittings if you need to extend the water lines. These just slide on to the copper and will join pex, copper or cpvc pipe to feed the water to the other tank.
Bob Mariani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 10:55 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 3
Default

"tapping" off one sink to add another


thanks Bob, you've made my day
demaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did I ruin toilet/vent after installing sink??? nibeck Plumbing 4 09-06-2012 07:07 AM
Anybody install or own a CORNER kitchen sink? Also RTA cabs... matermark Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 2 01-24-2009 05:41 PM
Cast iron self-rimming kitchen sink & granite tile ILjXYZ Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 1 01-03-2009 05:53 PM
Kitchen sink recommendations? pweller Plumbing 4 07-08-2008 08:43 AM
Help with construction of laundry sink VokinLoksar Plumbing 3 07-06-2008 06:42 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.