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Old 03-04-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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How to fix leaks under laundry room sink?


I removed the washing machine, which was hooked up to the curved black rubber hose that is on top of the piping above the blue bucket.


Leak #1 looks like it's right here at this connection where the piping goes under the cabinet:






Leak #2 is up under the faucet head where it's all rusted out:


FWIW, I'm OK with it, if I have to demo the cabinet to fix leaks properly.
Your guidance here is greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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Get rid of all that old plated piping and replace it all with PVC. It's less the $10.00 to replace all of it.
The other leak can be several differant things.
One is the stem seals have been leaking under the handles and it's running out under the plate.
Or as simple as the hose has came loose or leaking at the fitting.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Remove the entire cabnet
Shut off water and disconnect
Cut drain leaving enough copper for a conversion.

Guy buy yourself a nice new laundry tray and faucet on legs
Put faucet in and new water supply tubes
set it out of the way
Get a mission brand transitional coupling from 1 1/2 copper to 1 1/2 plastic adaptor Or illegal no hub band 1 1/2 "
Get a 1 1/2 Male trap adaptor
And 1 1/2 Ptrap and flanged tail piece All plastic

Connect all the above to the Laundry tray sink drain

Insert dishwasher drain hose into laundry tray. Secure it with a pipe clamp fastened to the tray

You are now semi legal plumbing
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?...+tub&FORM=HURE
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies!
The new washer is arriving today so I'm planning to just have them show me how to hook it up until I can fix the leaks unless you have other recommendations.
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Get rid of all that old plated piping and replace it all with PVC.
New PVC sounds like the plan but how do I know what's plated piping & what's not?
Do I just get the same shapes & sizes and follow the same piping layout in the new PVC?
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Remove the entire cabnet
Shut off water and disconnect
Cut drain leaving enough copper for a conversion...
Where do I cut drain and what do I need to cut it with?
How do I know what's copper & what's not?
Do I take the sink out 1st?

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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That whole drain system is plated and needs to go.
Someone screwed up when plumbing the line where it goes through the back of the cabinet.
There was suppost to a line sticking out far enough so you could get to the nut that seals the drain pipe.
Going to have to get that whole cabinet out away from the wall to fix it.

Sort of like this.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=9
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What someone put in is highly illegal and can result in pulling a trap and allowing sewer into the house. Do not use any chrome stuff. As for the rest if your finding it hard to follow how to fix it I suggest you hire a professional.
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the plated pipe is the chrome the copper with green corrosion is where you want to cut with copper pipe with a pipe cutter,sawzall or hacksaw. then use a shielded fernco of the right size that will go from copper to pvc. like in link
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UTfxwhyG08I

then use a 1 1/2 inch sink adapter in other side of fernco.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UTfzqByG08I

( you will notice that the fernco has thicker rubber on one side so it will fit onto copper and thinner side to pvc)

i agree with ghost that a laundry tub should replace old sink and drain wash machine into it. reason being that most new wash machines drain the water faster which means that it gives it a potintial chance that your small drain pipe will not be able to drain fast enough. so by using the wash tub as the drain it will give the water a place to go if drain is slower than wash machine
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #9
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Thanks for all of the guidance so far!

UPDATE...
The cabinet & sink are now out along with all of what appeared to be plated or chrome except the 2 end pieces, which look like they're welded onto the copper from the wall.

First question: what to do with old piping & sink; anything be re-used, sold, recycled? i.e. the sink itself, faucet, clamps, hoses, piping?

I wouldn't mind having a new cabinet but this time extend the top like a counter top over the new washer & dryer to fold clothes. Of course, that'd mean a higher new cabinet & run to the new sink because the washer is taller than where the old sink was.

2nd question: If I had a blow torch...how plausible would it be to heat up the welded ends enough to break the weld & seperate the plated from the copper? Thanks!
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What someone put in is highly illegal and can result in pulling a trap and allowing sewer into the house. Do not use any chrome stuff.
What's highly illegal just the chrome stuff?
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You dont weld copper, you braze it or you solder it. A blow torch is an old tool that used atomized kerosene and air to great a flame. They have not been used by anyone I know in about 56 years, and I am 66. The one below was turned into a neat lamp.

Call a plumber, and save yourself some aggravation. Knowledge of the poster is easy to determine by the terminology they use. No insult intended, but you want to be able to wash clothes this month.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:29 AM   #12
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Pardon my DIY lack of knowledge of terminology but thanks for correcting me. Whether it's not welded vs soldered or brazed and whether it's a blow torch or brazing burner. Moving forward, I'm just trying to find out what is the best practice to remove the remaining plated piping from the copper...cut it or heat it?

And if there's something illegal or dangerous health wise here, please tell me what it is so I can address it.

FWIW, If I could afford a plumber, I would hire one.

Thanks!
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Cut it. Just make sure the cut is straight and remove any burrs before you put it back together.

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