Width of cavity for drain and trap

janwadApril 26, 2010

I'm planning a bath vanity. I want to put 2 cabinets in with a gap between them, a counter over, and a vessel sink above the gap. The faucet will be wall mounted.

What is the minimum width needed in the gap between the cabinets for the drain and valves?

I'm hoping for 12 inches, but I'm guessing that's not enough.

(I appreciate your input. I will ask my plumber too, but I'd rather not look totally stupid right off the bat!)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You'd probably want at least 30" between the base cabinets so that repairs to the trap and and shutoff valves can be made in the future.

12" is entirely too small an area in which to work.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 5:55AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Since your faucet will be wall-mounted, I think if you put the shut-off valves one above the other, vice side-by-side, 12" would be tight but doable for future repairs, especially if extra care is taken to ensure the valves and drain plumbing are centered in the space.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 10:22AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Central Valley Water Filtration Suggestions
We are stationed in Lemoore, CA 45 minutes south of...
Details of a new residential water service
I'm in the planning stages of replacement for my 55...
Hot water backflowing into cold supply
OK, I'm rephrasing my question, as what I'd asked before...
Marble shower panels valve replacement :( !!!
We have a couple of bathrooms with a single handle...
Vamsi Kodavanty
Fleck 5600 Econominder - Salty Tasting Water
I just installed a new 1.5 cu ft water softener with...
Sponsored Products
Montevallo Widespread Lavatory Faucet with Pop-Up Drain
Signature Hardware
Barefoot Beach Fire Pit
$990.00 | FRONTGATE
Avon Bath Bar
Gold 'Hello' Aqua Shield Mat
$24.99 | zulily
Kichler Eileen Chrome Chandelier 6-Light
Glamour Wall Sconce
MAAX Bathtubs Balmoral 6 ft. Center Drain Soaking Tub in White with Polished
Home Depot
Piedmont Antique Bronze Four-Light Lantern Pendant with Matching Candle Sleeves
$247.68 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™