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BrandonD 05-06-2013 08:11 PM

Move sink
Hi all,

I need to move my laundry room's utility sink to the left by about 2". Below is a picture of the plumbing. I'm pretty sure I can just replace the rigid water lines going from the valves to the faucet with braided flex lines. What about the drain? I realize the trap can rotate to the left and right some, but not sure if it will still be able to reach the line coming out of the wall. Do you think it will, and if not, what type of fittings will I need to get to make it work?


rjniles 05-06-2013 08:13 PM

By down do you mean left or right or lower by 2 inches?

Lightfoot 05-06-2013 08:14 PM

if you are just moving it down a couple inches, it looks like you could just cut a couple inches off the bottom end of the tailstock, and not have to buy anything. except the flex hoses.

BrandonD 05-06-2013 08:14 PM

My apologies -- move to the left as pictured, not "down". Sorry for my lack of clarity, it made sense in my head! LOL

rjniles 05-06-2013 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by BrandonD (Post 1173972)
My apologies -- move to the left as pictured, not "down". Sorry for my lack of clarity, it made sense in my head! LOL

Might need a longer piece coming out of the wall trap adapter but your plan is fine,

BrandonD 05-06-2013 08:43 PM

Great. I think I will tackle this on Friday. I would rather not do it in the middle of the work/school week. I have yet to learn how to sweat pipes, and I'd hate to break the shutoff valves somehow and be forced to learn how to sweat pipes indoors 2" from drywall with the wife and kid looking over my shoulders waiting for the water to be turned back on! I will report back.

BrandonD 05-10-2013 08:36 PM

Update: Stopped by the box store on the way home and picked up the flex lines I thought I would need. Got the old off and found the ends connecting to the faucet was not what I thought so I returned what I bought and looked for what I needed. They had it but too short. Went to the other box store and luckily they had what I needed. Got home and within 20 minutes I had the mounting bracket moved and everything reconnected. The existing drain fittings worked as the piece going into the wall was long enough that I could pull out to reach the trap and still be good.

Tested for leaks and filled the sink up about 1/4 of the way to test the drain, all good. Thanks all!

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