Kitchen drain

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  1. Lar-bear

    Lar-bear New Member

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    I just purchased house and i'm remodeling kitchen. The current kitchen sink drain is 24 inches from floor to top of 1 and 1/2 inch drain pipe. My sink is 9 and 1/2 inches deep and will be mounted under granite counter top on a sink cabinet 34 inches high. Will I be ok with just 1/2 inch difference. I will not be installing disposal.
     
  2. SacCity

    SacCity In the Trades

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    You will need to relocate the drain. More clearance is needed.

    Open the wall up now while you are doing the remodle.
     
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  4. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    You need more room, and flexibility for future changes.
    I would shoot for 15-16" off the floor to leave room for a disposal.
     
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I think 15" to 16" is becoming the new standard too.
    Without the disposer, you might be able to do 19", but for those three inches, and for a future alternate universe decision, I would do 16" and call it good.
     
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    You have 1 1/2" from the bottom of the sink, NOT from the bottom of the sind drain you will have to install in the sink. Even if you did have 1 1/2" unless you used a "low inlet trap" which are very unstable, the inlet would be above the pipe in the wall. NOTHING will work other than moving the drain line or getting a different sink.
     
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