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Old 01-24-2009, 11:26 AM   #16
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pics worked fine, easier to see what you're having to deal with! if it was me, i'd grind away everything on the bottom with my angle grinder, then round out inside diameter and set in a new drain working from above. it'd have to be a hair smaller, but i shouldn't think it'd be a problem. silicone around the flange, of course. next step would be what? hooking 2 drains together, then to a trap and out? you said the trap is ok and permanent? what's that opening look like? pvc? steel?

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Hi DM,
I'm not sure how I would set in a drain from above. See attached cross-view illustration of what I believe I have. There really is no room to go through either drain opening with non-bendable parts. The "built in" elbow (meaning it is part of the cement sink) at the drain is very shallow and narrow.
Any drain pipe parts would have to be attached from below.
Would this be feasible with epoxy and plenty of silicone?
I like the idea of the angle grinder! Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:21 PM   #18
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good drawing, i understand better now. how deep inside is it up the drain hole?
perhaps if you cleaned it out and glued/siliconed a flange to screw pipe to?
you'd most certainly want to flush it and clean it as best as possible with the grinder first.
a sanding wheel on a drill will clean up the inside for gluing.

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Old 01-24-2009, 01:42 PM   #19
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I have an old cement utility sink as well, and my problem at the moment has to do with sewage. A month ago I can downstairs to my basement and smelled crap! I walked over to my utility sink and saw raw sewage and sewage water almost completely filling my sink. Intried plunging it, hoping it would go down, but no luck. I cant snake the drain because I have an old drain in it, and I don't know how to get it out, or if I even can get can't out! It's getting worse, because it's not going down. Do you, or anyone know how to remove old drains? If anyone can tell me how, I'd me much obliged, because I have the snake.
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The problem is probably not the sink- something downstream is causing the back up
Can you trace the outlet pipe and describe how it connects to the rest of the plumbing drains?
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The best way to fix this is with a sledge hammer. Break the sink up into small pieces and take it to the landfill. Nothing but a PIA. Hire a plumber to install a new laundry tub with a proper trap. You do not want sewer gas in your house. Not trying to be rude, but this thing is way past its useful life.
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I got a brilliant suggestion take a sludge hammer break it up into little pieces and go get a nice new fiberglass sink with legs.... Just saying....

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Swan-23-3...n#.UZF5bspbd6A

Hire a drain cleaner to open up your sewer...

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I have purchased an old single concrete tub for inside my newly constructed barn and have floor fed plumbing to attach. Does anyone have a suggestion where I might find a wall mounted/floor fed faucet? All the wall mounted faucets I have found either connect through the wall (not an option) or from above.
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I have purchased an old single concrete tub for inside my newly constructed barn and have floor fed plumbing to attach. Does anyone have a suggestion where I might find a wall mounted/floor fed faucet? All the wall mounted faucets I have found either connect through the wall (not an option) or from above.

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There may be another way to do it. . . . A diagram or a picture of what you're trying to do may help. (Also start a new topic, rather than interjecting into an old one)

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Re: old cement utility sink


I know this is a very old thread, but I'm curious if the OP ever came up with a solution. I'm sort of in the same boat and my drain looks very similar. I have more on the bottom side, so I might be able to slide a metal drain pipe up and epoxy it into place and get mine to work. Of course the other current idea is to use it as an ice chest for the back patio.
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Re: old cement utility sink


I am amazed at the number of people who posted their own problems on this thread instead of starting their own.
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Re: old cement utility sink


I guess they don't understand the reply
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I got a brilliant suggestion take a sludge hammer break it up into little pieces and go get a nice new fiberglass sink with legs.... Just saying....
means it isn't worth the time or effort.
That phrase usually means the person has tried it or watched others try it, with unsatisfactory results.
Put a new sink in. If you want to repurpose it as a planter or a ice/beer container go ahead. Otherwise, break it up in little pieces.

Edit: not sure the ice chest is good idea. You are going to have a lot of thermal mass to cool down in addition to the beer, so it will take a lot more ice than just using an ice chest or even a plastic muck bucket.

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