First time sink drain build - tips and thoughts?

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  1. Feb 3, 2018 #1

    dfree86

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    Hi all,

    First time poster and DIY amateur here. Just built the kitchen sink drain under new farm sink and have no idea whether it's decent or has pitfalls. Attached a few photos.

    Let me know what you think?

    The shutoffs and drain pipe were placed much too far left in the sink cabinet due to a measuring error (by someone else) so that's why I had to use a 45 piece off the main pipe and extend over to the sink drain. It was also 2" coming out of the wall so I had to get to 1.5" eventually as well.

    Any constructive thoughts much appreciated!

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  2. Feb 3, 2018 #2

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    Other than not having a clean out, it's good
     
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    looks good. Nice job.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2018 #4

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    I agree. Very clean install!
     
  5. Feb 3, 2018 #5

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    everyone is right nice job....,,but get a clean out behind
    the trap you may need if some time
     
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    Cleanout. Where is your dishwasher draining.
     
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    Both pics show the dishwasher tail peice
     
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    Dishwasher should got to an air gap then to drain
     
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    codes are different from state to state I have seen them done
    like this and also connected to the knock outi goths disposal
    I think the key is bringing the dw drain up high thru the cabinet
    so the water can't drain back to the dw
     
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    In Florida, this install is fine. We keep the discharge from the d/w high, like Geofd said.

    If I did this, I would have used an entirely tubular p-trap. Makes service a breeze. Bush/bell reduce drain to 1.5", use a threaded trap adapter and you're good to go.
     
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    I agree with other posters because with that solid p-trap you will have to cut it all out if that drain plugs up. Put a 2 x 11/2" wye in where the blue tape is and a 11/2" fitting cleanout with plug and you will be good to go. Other than that you did a real nice clean looking job.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2018 #12

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    Hi all,

    So I'm having some issues here with leakage that looks like it's coming from around the two nuts where the 1.5" Y piece grabs the basket and then again where it transitions to 2". See photos.

    The nuts are tight but I'm still getting drips. Any thoughts?

    I actually have to replace the drain basket anyway since the white paint on the one I was sent is chipping (going with stainless steel instead). So I'll have to take it apart a bit at the top anyway. Just hoping I don't need to do a full re-install.

    Thanks!

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    Is there a washer on that connection at the strainer. You sure the leak is running down the pipe to the joint below.
     

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