2 sinks on one drain line


As far as I know, having two separate sinks served by a single trap is not code compliant. You will need to replace the existing sanitary tee on the stack (inside of the wall) with a double sanitary tee.

Normally, these double tees are used for adjoining bathrooms, so you can have a sink on each side of the wall, and share the same stack. In this case, you would be installing the tee parallel with the wall, instead of perpendicular. You will need to extend each side of the tee to reach where you want the trap to be for each respective sink. In order to do this, you will need to cut a short piece of 3" PVC, and then put on a 90 degree elbow and attach another piece of PVC so it will come out of the wall. Then you can attach the trap adapter for each...

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No matter how close a family is, more often than not, homeowners prefer their own sinks. Fortunately, if you have the space, you can install a second sink without connecting a new drain or hammering through your wall.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. With the right materials and determination, you can easily install a second sink and connect it to a current drain line.

Determining Your Sink’s Needs

New sinks generally involve one of two scenarios.

The first is installing a brand-new bathroom vanity with two new sinks. The second involves adding a second sink to an existing vanity and connecting it to that drain. For the sake of this guide, we’re going to address the latter, which according to ImproveNet, should cost roughly $400.

Take into consideration your countertop material. Do you have laminate or stone? Laminate countertops are DIY-friendly. Before you consider trying to cut a granite, quartz or marble vanity top, call a professional....

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A sink is a major component of an attractive and useful kitchen. There are many styles in various materials and colors, but all sinks have a faucet to supply hot and cold water and a drain to carry waste to a sewer line. Once a sink is set in a countertop and rough plumbing lines installed, usually by professionals, it is time to connect those pieces. Rough plumbing has 1/2-inch hot and cold water lines terminated at shut-off valves and a 1 1/2-inch drain line, usually extending out from a wall under the sink.

Water Lines

Connect water lines with flexible tubing, either plastic or braided steel, with compression connector nuts on each end; these have a ferrule inside that expands as you tighten the nut to seal the connection. Fasten one end of each line to the shut-off valve and the other end to the tail pipe down from the faucet under the sink.

Measure the distance from the shut-off to the faucet with a tape measure to get the right length. Match the size...

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First off, those are not professional installations, which should be the first "red flag."

In the first picture, the flexible trap is actually a listed component. However, it has been improperly installed, which has deformed it and rendered it ineffective.

In addition, the corrugated piece that it is attached to is a "tail piece," which is for vertical use only. However, these are not approved by any model code for the reason Joe posted above.

In the second picture, the two corrugated tail pieces are wrong (which we have already established), but two sinks on one trap is perfectly acceptable. In fact, under the , it is required.

I would simply report the drain lines to be unprofessional and improper, and recommend correction by a qualified...

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Video: How to Unclog a Sink Drain

Step 1: Get the right tools to start

A clogged kitchen sink can wreck a perfectly good evening in front of the tube. Instead of settling in to watch the Series, you’ll find yourself staring at a sink full of dirty, backed-up water and wondering whether to call in a plumber ($$$$$). However, with two inexpensive tools and a little practice, you can figure out how to unclog a sink in less than an hour.

In this article, we’ll show you how to unclog a sink, use a plunger and snake to clear up all but the most stubborn drain clogs. Plungers are sold at any hardware store or home center (lead photo). Those with larger rubber bells deliver more thrust, but most will work for kitchen drains. Be sure it has a stout handle so you can apply plenty of force as you learn how to unclog a sink.

A snake (sometimes called a hand auger) ranges from cheap to inexpensive, depending on the size, length and turning mechanism. For all-around...

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Drain Cleaner is an inevitable thing as the drains exist in each and every home and they can get clogged quite often as well. Clogging of drains can happen due to several reasons for example: bathroom drains can get clogged due to skin flakes, hair, and dirt among others.

Over a period of time, this accumulation can increase in size or become harder thus reducing water flow. Clogging of drains can also take place in the kitchen.

The sink is often known to get clogged by undissolved food particles or vegetables, discarded pieces of fruit etc. This is where drain cleaners come into play!

The primary objective of the chosen drain cleaners are to clean the clogged drain however you don’t have to look for separate drain cleaners for hair, showers, and bathroom sinks or drain cleaners for fruit flies.

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Here is a list of 10 best drain cleaners that will not only help in unclogging drains but also ensure smooth flow of...

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Here’s a tip sheet listing a few methods to clearing out drains in the kitchen sink (plugged bathtubs can benefit from these too). At the bottom you’ll find a suggestion for monthly maintenance and a homemade recipe to keep them as trouble free as possible.


Baking Soda: Remove as much of the liquid that’s backed up as you can. Toss 1 cup of baking soda into the drain then pour a large pot or kettle of boiling hot water over top. If it empties completely, pour down another kettle to give it another hot flush and then let cool water run from the tap for a couple minutes.Vinegar: Tried and true method: Remove as much liquid as you can. Toss in 1 cup of baking soda, then pour down a cup of household vinegar, plug with the stopper then let sit for half an hour. After about 30 minutes, unplug and pour a kettle full of hot water on top. See this page from thegoodhuman.com and this this one from treehugger.com for more details. This is the method I’ve grown up with and...
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While I am sure that the answer will cause a tirade of argument, the answer is basically simple.

Under both the IRC (international Residential Code) and the UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code) the standard size for a tub drain & P-trap is 1-1/2" and under the IRC the tub waste arm (drain line) may be 1-1/2" but under the UPC an 1-1/2" drain line is limited to 1dfu (drainage fixture unit) whereas under the UPC a tub is rated at 2dfu's, therefore under the UPC the tub fixture arm must also be 2".

in the case of a tub that has an internal lever waste stopper the drain opening is required to be equipped with a trim cover, which is the little flat metal cover with all the small holes in it. Code requires that the combined cross sectional area of all those little holes must be equal to or greater than the cross sectional area of the tailpiece. Understanding that the tailpiece is 1-1/2" it then stands that the cross sectional area of the tailpiece is 2.25" If we then make a cover...

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We are replacing our galvanized water lines with cpvc. As part of the project, we also moved the washer dryer to the garage which entailed running an ABS drain line to the main sewer line. We are using the same trench to bring the water line from the main shut-off into the house. We had planned to run the water line underground and bring it up at the back end of the garage (the garage is attached to the front of the house).

I've read the code book and in the only section I found that speaks to a sewer line and water line sharing the same trench, it does not say that you have to follow any rules so long as your water and sewer materials are approved. Because our main sewer line is so shallow, we are running the water line lower than the sewer line and it actually crosses under at two points. Is this okay to do?

Second question--Can we run the cpvc underground all through the garage or do we have to go up as soon as we enter the structure?

Thanks for your...

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