Next to the Hot Water Tank and Furnace there is a drain in the floor in case of a leak or something...if I put a Utility Sink in that area (easy because all the pipes are there) can I use the existing floor drain as the sink drain?
If it matters, I live in the Denver metro area.
MitchThis message has been edited. Last edited by: MitchT,
Oct 22, 2012, 01:01 PM
It should work, but two things you need to check:
1. Where the drain goes. Some floor drains just run to daylight, not the regular drainage system. While you could still likely get away with a utility sink draining as a 'grey water' drain it's good to know where things are going.
2. You may be required by local code to have a floor drain. If so, you can plumb the drain so that it can drain the sink and the floor.
Nov 01, 2012, 08:48 PM
jaybee nailed it. one other thing, there should be a 1inch gap between the drain from sink and the floor drain its called a air gap, its a code thing in case the floor drain back up,it wont back up into the sink drain frodo
Nov 01, 2012, 10:24 PM
i wanted to add, use 1 5/8 x 4 inch long unistrut 1 peice...and 1 peice unistrut 7/8 x 4 inch long fasten to floor. and ancher pipe to the "strut" using a "strut clamp" the same size as the OD of your pipe the 2 diff size of strut will give you plenty of "fall" for the pipe to drain. put a 90 degree elbow on the end of pipe and cut a round hole in the floor drain grate. to accept the 90...
Nov 02, 2012, 09:31 AM
Thanks everyone for the information.
Silly me, I did not notice the big black pipe coming down from the kitchen sink, we'll just tie into that, at least we know that goes to the sewer pipe.