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A double vanity can offer a "his" and "hers" sink. Or it can make available one sink for grownups and one for children, or it can simply provide more grooming space in a busy bathroom. This gives you two sinks for the price of one — the "price" being the plumbing stub-outs you need for a single sink.
In most cases, you can easily adapt the supply and drain pipes to accommodate two sinks, using tee fittings, special valves, extension pipes and hoses. You may have to vent each sink separately, though, depending on your local plumbing codes.
This Old House notes that you should install the sinks with a maximum of 30 inches between their centers, if you want them to share a Double vanity hook up drain. The spacing of the holes in most precut countertops follows this requirement. If you're installing sinks at different levels, there shouldn't be more than a 6-inch height difference between them. Affix the drain assembly to each sink before you install it in the cabinet.
It's also easier to install each faucet if you bolt it to the sink decking with the fasteners provided with it before you install the sink. Use caulking or plumber's putty to seal the drain assembly around the sink basin, according to Woodgears. Hold one end of a 4-foot level against the drain opening in the wall and center the bubble.
Measure the height of the point at which the level crosses the line between the drains of the two sinks, using a tape measure. This is where you will install a tee to the sink drains to a common P-trap.
You'll also need to measure the distance from each drain tailpiece to this intersection point. Install a degree elbow onto each tailpiece and connect the two elbows to Double vanity hook up tees with pipes of the proper lengths.
Point the outlet of the tee down and connect it to the mouth of the P-trap. Connect the other end of the trap to the wall drain, using an appropriate adapter to fit the P-trap extension into the wider drainpipe. Turn off the water and remove the shut-off valves from the hot and cold water supply pipes. Replace each one with a double-outlet valve that can accommodate two flexible hoses.
Connect each faucet to each valve with mesh faucet supply tubing of the proper length. Tighten the connection with adjustable pliers. All the drain fittings are compression fittings similar to the ones on a PVC P-trap.
You can usually tighten these by hand, but you should check for leaks when you're finished and tighten any that leak with adjustable pliers. Check with your building department for any pertinent regulations governing double sinks. If it requires a vent for each sink, ask a plumber to help you de the drain system.
Related Articles. Things You Will Need 2 sink drain assemblies 2 faucets 4-foot level Hacksaw Tape measure Two degree drain elbows Tee P-trap and extension Drain trap adapter 2 double-outlet shutoff valves 4 flexible faucet hoses Adjustable pliers. Warning Check with your building department for any pertinent regulations governing double sinks.Double vanity hook up
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