Laundry sink drain too high?

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Old 05-27-19, 08:05 PM
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Laundry sink drain too high?

Our furnace room/laundry room reno needs the laundry sink (stainless steel drop-in kitchen sink style) and cabinet installed. I was originally planning on the sink and cabinet being at the same height as our front loader washer/dryer, and a counter top over all three units. (I was planning on putting the sink cabinet on a 5" box frame to bring it up to the height of the washer/dryer right beside the sink). I roughed in the sink drain for the raised height of the sink cabinet.

Sink cabinet height: 34" (without the 5" box frame)
Rough-in pipe height (centre of pipe): 26"
Washer/dryer height: 39"

The wife now wonders if we should put the sink at the regular 34" height but I wonder if the 26" drain height will be low enough for the sink to drain effectively.

Comments anyone? I can post pics if needed...
 
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Its likely too high if your sink top is at 34". Whether ir not it works at 39" depends how deep your sink is. Normal rough in height is 16-20". Deep sinks would need a lower rough in.
 
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Do you know how the drain piping is routed? Is it feasible to lower the drain rough in?
 
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xsleeper - we don't plan on a deep sink. Thanks for responding! Any other comments?
 
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I would put the sink at a normal counter, comfortable height. If you put it in a counter that's high enough to have clearance underneath for the machines it will be uncomfortably high for doing much work... unless you guys are pro basketball players. You said you roughed in the drain. Re-do it at a lower height and have a counter and sink at a useful height for the long term.
 
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Pilot Dane - Thanks for responding! I found pictures of what might work for me:



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If you raise the entire sink and counter to clear the drain rough in then it will still work fine unless the drain and trap were installed improperly to begin with.

I would think you could raise the sink almost 3 inches above normal without becoming uncomfortable to work on.
 
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AllanJ, thanks for replying! I think I'm going to install the sink at the height of the washer/dryer. Any suggestions on the box frame I should make to raise up the cupboard. I was thinking about framing a drawer unit into this box frame for more storage. Comments?
 
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Yes, if you are going to build a stand for standard cabinets you might as well create storage. I would remove the toe kick from your cabinets which will allow about 4" more room for storage.
 
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