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Old 05-09-2008, 06:13 AM  
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I ran water in the pipe. It is the drain pipe for both sinks! The pipe in the wall is the vent. And yes, they run under cabinets.

The plumber that came to give us a quote said that this kind of installation would be typical for a house that had a header. Still waiting for his quote although it has been less than 24 hours.

Will let you know how it turns out. Photos will follow the finished job.



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Old 05-19-2008, 11:16 AM  
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Our licensed plumber came this morning and finished the job in about two hours. My wife called and said it looks great.

Now we are ready for the dry wall guy.

The cabinets ship from Shenandoah on Thursday of this week. My wife actually sold our cabinets during a community garage sale last Thursday for $1000. Took a 1/3 downpayment and will collect the rest when the cabinets come down.

I feel like there is actually light at the end of the tunnel!



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Old 05-25-2008, 12:54 PM  
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The finished product. Well worth the $245, and no leaks!

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I have removed all the cabinets from the kitchen and had to make some pretty serious cuts to get the sink base out.

I have the dry wall up and painted. All the hanging cupboards are in place.

I have the corner base cabinet in place and am ready to place the sink base. However, I don't want to make as drastic a cut as I did to get the old one out.

So here is my next plumbing question. I would like to remove two of the collars on the piece of drain pipe going into the wall so that only one sticks out of the wall. This will make cutting the sink base a much easier job.

Is there a way of doing this so the pipe is not destroyed? I would like to remove the collar where the red arrow points.

The people who are installing our counter tops are also supplying the plumber to put in the sink, disposal, and hook up drain pipes and water supply lines.

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Old 06-08-2008, 10:24 PM  
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If you were to ask me, I would say cut the drywall and get to a part of the pipe you could cut and re-fit the way you want. Its all couplings there and that makes it hard to work with. Someone already hacked that setup by using so many couplings. Good luck, I would say that should cost half as much as the other job.

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I decided to just be really careful cutting out the back of the sink base and leave the plumbing the way it is. I already have so many irons in the fire that I don't need one more job.

The cuts look OK, even to my wife! Let's face it; if she approves, it must be OK.

The project is really coming together now. Only one more piece to install. Then the counter people come to measure.

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I also decided to go with Shark Bite connectors to hook all my supply lines back up. I had a devil of a time soldering a cap on the supply lines when removing the old sink base.

It took forever to get the water to turned off all the way. I even have a brand new gate valve put in last year. Those lines are the lowest in the house and had to pull all the water out with paper towel. I opened all the faucets upstairs and waited for the flow to subside before wicking out the water. Then used Plumber's Bread to stop up the pipe.

One side soldered well. The other side had a tiny hole in the back and dripped. So I used some of that miracle putty you see on TV to get the leak stopped.

Is resoldering those supply lines something that I should expect the plumber who installs the new sink to do? I also have the special drain for the dishwasher and a supply line that feeds the washer to put in.

Can a really good plumber sweat off pipes that have water in them or will the water absorb away all the heat?

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Water in the pipes will limit the temperature and keep them from 'sweating' off, the best thing to do with the is cut them off as near the caps as possible. Your plumber will not think twice about that and the Shark Bite will go right on from there.
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i suspect that is it ia a vent from down stairs, i base my assumption, on the fact that there are not any long sweps visable on this line. and that it would not make any sence, to not have tied that horizontal line into the vertical line. unless it is a vent from down stairs.
this is all guessing, i could be completly wrong

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next time you have a problem with water in your pipes,while trying to soliger try this take a bicycle pump, cut the end off the hose. hold it on valve at the washing machine and pump the lines out.



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