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Old 08-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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i just installed a granite bathroom vanity and i did the plumbing myself. for some reason the water wont drain, i tried moving that plate tihinking that it isnt level to let the water flow down the drain but didnt seam to work. is there a easy trick of the t rades here to fix this.

also i installed the faucet and the bolts barely fit through the holes in the granite, the granite is only inch and half thick if that and i can only get the water lines to hook up to them so i can not use the nuts to tighten to the bottom of the top. why the hell cant they just add a extra 2 inches or something, any recomendations? thanks
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Take a picture under the sink.
Any faucet I've ever worked on has at least 3" long stems on it that stick out way to far for a reguler sink.
You have to have those nuts on or there's nothing to hold the faucet in place.
We will have no idea how you plumbed it, so why it does not drain may take a while to figure out.
If that stopper is in the up position there's nothing to stop it from draining isf the drain lines where ran right.

Is there a vent line?

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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did you reinstall the trap that goes into wall
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Take a picture under the sink.
Any faucet I've ever worked on has at least 3" long stems on it that stick out way to far for a reguler sink.
You have to have those nuts on or there's nothing to hold the faucet in place.
We will have no idea how you plumbed it, so why it does not drain may take a while to figure out.
If that stopper is in the up position there's nothing to stop it from draining isf the drain lines where ran right.

Is there a vent line?
it drains fine, i can let the water run at full and its fine, there is just a little bit of water that sit in the sink that wont drain. i will take a pic quick. i re installed the plumping and there is a vent. for now i just siliconed the faucet. that stuff is really strong and is doing the job for now. ha kind of rigged but i was too pissed to deal with the short bolts
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did you reinstall the trap that goes into wall

the bolts dont even stick thriugh the top more than 3/4"
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The one supply line I can see is all kink up and will restrict flow.

Check the level of the cabinet and sink top from front to back.
If the faucet came with those tool free plastic nuts you can get thiner brass ones that can be tightened with a basin wrench.

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the 1st pic is kind of hard to see but the only water sitting in the sink is just around the drain on the backside(faucet side)
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Either the sink basin is deformed or the drain assembly is too small.
To to find a higher quality pop up assembly
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Either the sink basin is deformed or the drain assembly is too small.
To to find a higher quality pop up assembly
it is an american standard one that came with the faucet. could the drain be installed on a angle or a little crooked?
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Not level, Bought at home depot, B grade, what happened to the nuts That hold the faucet in place.?
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Not level, Bought at home depot, B grade, what happened to the nuts That hold the faucet in place.?
how do i get it level then.. i tried adding putty underneath it and i water still sits at the back half. im really starting to get pist off and im about to just rip the whole thing out and put the old **** back in so if anyone had a helpful hint i would raelly appreciate it, thanks
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Shim the vanity the direction it needs to go to make it level
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Shim the vanity the direction it needs to go to make it level
i thought of that, just fn sucks cuz i glued the backsplace in already. what a pain, nothing ever goes smoothly, always something to piss me off
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Sorry man hope it goes well if I think of anything else I will let you know.
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Sorry man hope it goes well if I think of anything else I will let you know.
thanks i know i will figure it out, just something always has to be a pain.

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