Advice for relocating sink fixtures

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by netrouter, May 31, 2006.

  1. netrouter

    netrouter New Member

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    I am in the process of installing a wet bar and I need to relocate my plumbing fixtures. The previous owner removed a wet bar and reversed the fixtures into the garage for a sink but I am brining the pipes back into the living room and want to move them about 4 feet to an adjoining wall. I have attached pictures which show the drywall removed from the fixtures and a red square indicating where I would like to relocate the fixtures. The piping is all 1/2 galvanized, and you will notice the drain is pvc.

    I was wondering what the best method is for turning the fixtures back around and running them down the wall to the new location. Is it a simple hack off the pieces, drill holes through the studs and relocate the pipes?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated especially around the relocating of the drain.

    Thanks

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  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    If your on a slab, thats about all you can do.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    pipes

    You do not "hack" steel pipes, you unscrew them. You may be better off running the pipes to the corner and bringing them into the side of the cabinet. Trying to go around the corner will make a much harder job, and will introduce some code violations in the drain line.
  4. netrouter

    netrouter New Member

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    Thanks for the info I think I will come in through the side as you suggested. Reading through the forum I have read that putting galvanized back into a house is a bad idea since copper has taken over. Since I am tearing into several walls should I use this time to splice copper into my galvanized system anywhere I am moving pipes. Although I am only replacing about 10 feet of galvanized with my re-routing projects I don't want to stick this stuff back in if it is going to give me problems.

    Thanks for the help.
  5. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    I think in your case CPVC would work well.
  6. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    What do you do when they ARE hacked off? Run a die over the end to get some threads and then go to town?

    Thx,
    Jason
  7. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    YES, you'd need to thread those stubs and screw on unions at each end since you can't thread a pipe into both ends at the same time.
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