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Old 02-19-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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rough-in for kitchen sink


Does it matter where, or is there a preferred location to rough-in the drain for a kitchen sink? Center of sink? directly behind one of the two sink outlets?

Do you need to know what type of sink you are going to install before you place the drain in the wall? (ie single drain farm sink, two equal sized bowls, or large and small bowl, with or without disposer??????????

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Ideally you know what set up you will be running, but if you put it behind the sink, you usually have the space that you need to get a good hook up and clearance for stuff.
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Thanks. I will push the wife to get more specific. You have no idea!

But if all else fails, is the drain in the wall typically center on the middle of the sink unit or straight back from the location of the drain in a "average" or "typical" two basin sink?

What is my best bet for a universal rough-in.?
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Double or single I always rough to the left or right of the center, in the event you install a pull out faucet you'll have the clearance for the hose and weight, keeps things from snagging on pipes when traveling up and down
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It also works a little better if the drain comes out on the non disposal sink. Also keep it low for the disposal. 16" off the floor to center. But always remember a low drain is always easier connected to.
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You can also opt to come in at a 45 degree angle near the last stud you'd have drilled through. This can sometimes save drilling through the king stud if the kitchen sink is centered under a window, as they often are. The cabinet guys won't appreciate it much, but I've heard in some places it's a code violation to drill the king stud at all. And in all cases it's a good practice to try to drill through as few studs as reasonably possible.
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