Possible to add sink to laundry room?

gardenergwenFebruary 7, 2007

We have a laundry room that has your standard washer connections with a drain in the wall. As we are turning our thoughts to remodeling this room, we started to wonder if it might be possible to add a sink?

How difficult or costly would it be (with regards to plumbing) to add a sink to this area that currently only has the standard hot/cold and drain connections present?

Thank you!


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If your adding it onto the same wall as the washer , yes it is possible and the cost should not be that high. Get a plumber in there and go for it.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2007 at 8:32PM
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Thanks! Yes, the sink would be on the same side of the wall as the washer.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2007 at 10:35AM
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As another poster noted, adding a sink should be very easy, as long as it's on the same wall as the washer. We're in the middle of a remodel. We asked our contractor to rough in a water and drain line next to the washer. All he had to do was to tap into the existing lines (both drain and water supply). I'd say it took no more than an hour to do the work.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 2:24AM
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It really depends upon how old the house is and what is there now.

years ago a laundry standpipe was a 1-1/2" line..Now the code requires the laundry standpipe to be a 2" line.

If you have a 2" line you could add a sink easily but if you have an older home with a 1-1/2" line the line is already maxed out at 3DFU's(drainage fixture units) so you cannot add any additional load..If its a 2" line that is good for up to 6DFU's. A washing machine is rated at 3DFU's and a laundry sink is rated at 3DFU's so they could be combined on a 2" line.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 5:08AM
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there are 2 ways to do this one way is to cot into the wall just make sure you tie into the plumbing below the existing trap another way is to go through the floor which may be more cost affective

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 12:47PM
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I'd love to add a laundry sink in my place and may well do, using the existing connections there, but the stupid builders made no allowance for it, room-wise - I may have to try and find an ultraslim one, or, it's occured to me, if I buy a stainless one, I might be able to get it cut and shut (welded) at a stainless fabrication place - I might be able to shoehorn one 8-10 inches front to back...

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 12:25AM
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