What would you like to do?
Assuming you can not move the plumbing or don't want to, hopefully the drain is centered and far enough back to be behind the pedestal. The supply lines probably are not. If possible, I would extend them straight up to the level of the bowl and then angle them to behind the pedestal. Paint them white, chrome, or some contrasting color depending on your color scheme. My take on things like this is if you can't hide it, call attention to it. Old original pedestal sinks often had brass tubes for supply lines that were made just for this and no one thought anything about them. It was just normal.
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
Can you use the existing shower drain for a pedestal sink and do you need a trap for the sink since there is already a trap in the floor?
No and yes. Amendment (not from a professional plumber!): If you were simply running the sink drain into the shower drain and if there was not a reduction in pipe size, I woul…d think you would be able to do that. I think the reason you need a trap for the sink has to do with code that requires a trap be no more than 24" from the basin to the trap arm. That being said, the pedestal sink in my house does not have a trap until after it drains below the floor.
How would you install plumbing such as a sink or toilet in a basement where the drainage pipe exits high above the floor?
install a tank and a sewage ejector pump There are also "macerating toilets" which grind the waste and eject it vertically through a 3/4" or 1" waste pipe until the waste is… higher than the existing waste drain pipe where it can then flow downward using gravity. These macerating toilets can cost upwards of $1000, but they save the effort and cost of having to cut the concrete floor, dig a hole, bury the tank and ejector pump and then fix the concrete floor. Many of these toilets have pipe inlets where an additional sink and/or shower drain can be added to the macerating tank, further easing the installation of a full or 1/2 bath.
I recently saw an episode of "Ask This Old House" and one of the projects was installing a toilet in the basement. From the question I am assuming that this is a similar situa…tion. The way they approached the problem was to install a small box (sorry, can't remember exactly what is was called) and the box contained a pump. It was electric and plugged into a nearby outlet. Anyway, this pump would turn on after the toilet was flushed and pump the waste up and out. They may have a better description of the project on their website, or I'm sure a local Home Depot or similar store would have this particular pump. Hope that helps. If your existing waste and drains drop below the concrete slab, a sewage ejector like the first response indicated may not be needed. Simply plumb new lines below the slab and connect properly to the existing drain lines. Be sure to slope and vent properly with correct pipe sizes.
Answer This question cannot be answered fully without knowing if the basement is below the grade of the building's sewer run as the installation may involve the …use of a sump system. The actual installation is not all that difficult, especially if you are handy with a few tools.
How do you install a bathroom in your shop if you have a concrete floor with no drain lines or plumbing installed?
Concrete will be broken If you wanna make an omelet, you gotta crack some eggs. You are going to get a bit dirty, but no prob. You'll need to establ…ish where your water supply is coming from, where you want the toilet located, the sink and shower, if you are installing one. You'll need an electric jack-hammer. You'll need to locate the closest sewer run to your project. If you can, send me a diagram of your desired project and I'll make a suggestion or two that may help. Recent technology has afforded homeowners and businesses the opportunity to install a toilet without running a plumbing line. To find a vendor near you search the web for keywords: "toilet no plumbing lines." For the truly adventurous and nature buffs, go to http://deandi.com/adventure/toilet to look at a great composting toilet.
Answer Sure. The question is whether or not it will freeze during the winter. Answer are talking about putting the… plumbing outside the inside wall of bathroom? If so i would not do it. all the pipes showing would look like hell. If you did it under vanity it would be fine. You would be inside house so do not worry about freezing. If you did put in a outside wall make sure it is insulated right. And then hope for the best.
I want to remove the tub and relocate the sink to where the tub was resuing the plumbing originally installed for the tub Can bathtub plumbing be reused for a sink?
yes you can, the pipes for the bathtub consist of your hot and cold pipes and a waste pipe. You may want to reduce the size of the waste down from inch and a half to inch and …a quarter so it will fit onto the trap of the basin, this can be done with one cheap fitting called a reducer.
You can do it with about 300 mm but you have to keep in mind what direction you are running the floor joists in. That way you will have to drill fewer holes in them.
Any ideas on why the water flow on your half bath pedestal sink stopped suddenly when the toilet and all other home plumbing works fine?
Is it against an outside wall and possibly frozen? Screen in the spout plugged?
By carefully reading the roughing specifications prior to closing the walls
Switch out both base and sink top, unlikely different tops and bases will fit one another.
The sink sits on the pedestal and there is a hole or slot on the bottom edge that rests against the wall. A large screw or lag screw is put through these holes and into the wa…ll. There should be a 2x6 or wider board in the wall for this purpose in the original construction.
I had plumbing installed upstairs for a washing machine. Everytime the washing mashing goes into the rinse cycle the water backs up into the sink on the first floor. how can i fix this?
well first of all your plumbing drain is either to small of a size for the GPM OR most likely your drain that's connected to your sink and washer is slightly plugged and to fi…x this problem is to snake out your sink line and maybe your washer machine drain line if you can find a clean out or else its best to take off the trap on either one if you can not find a clean out because snaking threw a trap is very hard to do. What I like to do when I snake out a line is to have water running while I snake if its not completely plugged up, this makes it clean way better. Did the installing plumber install a "suds pressure zone" as required by model codes? (if the plumber did install the suds pressure zone it wouldn't matter any way if its filling up a sink, hello its the drain pipe problem)
In some parts of the country yes. Most places no. In Los Angeles as long as the work is under $500 a "handyman" can do it. Countertop companies often install the sinks during …a remodel and a plumber will do all the connections. I am not sure why anyone would risk installing a sink or any major plumbing fixture and not use a plumber. The nightmares i have seen and had to fix from handymen boggle my mind.
Pedestal sinks are fairly common and can be found at most major "Big Box" retailers such as Lowe's, or Home Depot. They can also be purchased at specialty smaller hardware sto…res as well.
There has to be a tank pan under the hot water tank with a drain hooked up to the pan. If the tank leaks, it will go into the pan which will flow into the pipe that you have t…o have hooked up to the sewage system.