Removing a basement sink


Old 03-21-00, 04:21 AM
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I have a sink in my basement that I'd like to remove. I may move my washing machine to that location. The drain currently comes through a trap and runs horizontal for about 3 or 4 feet, before dropping a foot or so to join up with the main drain.
Where should I cap the existing drain? Should I take all the existing drain off until I'm ready to move the washer? Or should I leave it where it is?
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Old 03-21-00, 05:16 AM
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If you may use the drain in the near future, why not just leave it pushed against the wall? The water in the trap will evaporate, so I'd put a piece of plastic under the nut that tightens to the sink tailpiece that screws on above the trap. You can add an extension pipe (attached to wall) above the trap later for your washer drain hose. You'll also have to replumb the hot/cold lines for hose bibs for the washer hoses later. You can always cap the drain at the floor level later, if you decide not to move your washer. Good Luck!

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