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Old 12-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Adding a Sink - How Should we drain it, in this situation?


My father-in-law and I are trying to add a sink into the basement for a washing machine to drain into. However, we are not quite sure how to go about it (take a look at the attached photo).

In the photo, this is where all of the water drains out of the house. This doesn't seem like a good idea to me. I just picture someone flushing the toilet and having the sink fill up with it.

Does anyone know what the best solution would be for placing a sink here?
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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1st you can't set a sink on basement floor and drain into that section of drain it has to be below your sink.....show picture below the double wye....

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
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There is a 90 degree elbow just below where the picture ends, going outside of the house. We are going to be elevating the sink a bit since it will not be used often besides a drain for the washer.

So, any suggestions for making this work properly would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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I'm not sure about the height, that's something you have to work out for yourself. It's where you're proposing put in the drain is a good elevation you could just as easily use where the clean out is, attach a T with another clean out on top. A much simpler installation!
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I was hoping there would be some way of doing that. I'm not a plumber and I avoid plumbing as much as possible... also, the nearest place to get materials is 45 min away so I didn't want to go on a whim.

I knew there had to be something like the T you were talking about. That is exactly what we are going to do. Thank you for the input!
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Well ............



As most have mentioned already, it looks like elevation might be an issue for you. Your drain connection needs to be right around 16" for most utility sinks to hook up correctly. I hooked one up the other day that was 20" and it didn't work out well at all.

I would even go as far as to say I would eliminate the indirect waste for your water softener, and use the utility sink for that, but I can't see what's above it or next to it.

How are you planning to vent the sink?
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Why not use the stand pipe for the water softener to drain the washer without using a utility sink?
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It is about 6 feet off the ground.

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