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Old 03-21-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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I have a bathroom in my basement. I have a toilet and no sink. I want to add a sink by adding a drain to drain into the toilet drain. But the closet flange is metal. What is the best way to get this removed so i can replace it with a plastic one to tie in my sink drain?
My floor is 3 in concrete so i dont have access to it from the bottom.


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You will need to open the floor and tie into the mainline, then run new line to sink location, there is no other way to do this.

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what would be the best way?

its about 3 inch iron pipe. Would i just cut it and add a pvc T joint for the sink drain?


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You will need to open the floor and tie into the mainline, then run new line to sink location, there is no other way to do this.

what would be the best way?

its about 3 inch iron pipe. Would i just cut it and add a pvc T joint for the sink drain?


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Once you find the line then yes you will cut in a wye fitting to connect in your sink drain.

Is this sink going to be on the same wall as the toilet sits on? If so, how far away will it be from the toilet?
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Once you find the line then yes you will cut in a wye fitting to connect in your sink drain.

Is this sink going to be on the same wall as the toilet sits on? If so, how far away will it be from the toilet?
its going to be on the opposite wall

about 3 feet away from the toilet.
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Then you need to go into the floor.
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Then you need to go into the floor.


Hi,

I am through the floor but the drain pipe is clay/ceramic. Im not sure how to tie into this. Could you please help.


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Get rubber fernco coupling and snap the line to put the fitting in.
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Get rubber fernco coupling and snap the line to put the fitting in.



Thanks

I used one of those, The terracotta pipe was a pain to snap evenly though.

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Also,

Would it be ok to use plastic pipe to run the water line?
Or should I stick to coper pipe?


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I used one of those, The terracotta pipe was a pain to snap evenly though.

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Copper or pex is preferred.

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