Vanity cabinet cross-bar hides bathroom sink wall drain...

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soparklion11

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Do I move the drain or cut out a lot of the cabinet? As you can see, the crossbar aligns with the drain pipe. Should I move it down so that I don't need to alter the cabinet at all? Otherwise I'd need to expand the U cutout in the shelf, cut the crossbar and then add a sister the crossbar below that one to span the entire width.

I always hesitate to cut up furniture that I've purchased. This was a $600 cabinet.

EDIT: The drain is the opening in the wall in the center of the picture. The top of the crossbar is 16" from the floor. Can the drain be at or above the height of the supply lines? The supply lines are at ~18" and I thought that the supplies were supposed to be 3-4" above the drain.

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Interesting, in that the patched wall indicates some work was dine there. Also interesting, I've always set the rough-in, a min. of 15" above the floor level.

So, just cut the "cross-bar", the platform will stabilize, once loaded.
 

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Since the wall is already patched mabe raising the drain rough-in a bit would be simpler.Then the floor of the cabinet could be covered with a piece of whiteboard (or other) and be better utilized.
 

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before roughing in you need to know what is going in , vanity floating, pedistal and if so exactly which on name model etc
 

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True, but it is a bit late for that now. What do you recommend? Can I raise the drain pipe? Would a drain pipe at the same level of the stub outs violate code? Thanks
I don't know anything about codes but can think of no logical reason why it would matter. I think all my drain stubs are around 6" higher than supply stubs. For the washing machine they are in the same wall cut out.
 

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True, but it is a bit late for that now. What do you recommend? Can I raise the drain pipe? Would a drain pipe at the same level of the stub outs violate code? Thanks
I would open the wall and relocate so the rough in was perfect. It is inside the cabinet so nobody will see
 
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