My vanity drawer is in the way of the drain pipe. As you can see from the pic, I cut the drawer guide and supported it with a bracket but the guide is still too long. My partial solution is to get a shorter drawer guide which I think will give enough clearance for the drain but I'm not sure how I'll support the shorter guide. If I drill thru it to insert a screw for the support bracket, the drawer won't close. Question: how can i support the drawer guide?
Mar 13, 2013, 07:39 PM
Most drawer guides are supported by a tab and a couple of screws at both the front and the back. There are several solutions to your situation:
1. Like you say, go for a shorter drawer. Get shorter slides and cut the drawer back to a length that just missed the pipe. You may need to install a block across the width of the cabinet in front of the pipe to anchor the drawer slides to.
2. You can modify the drawer slides yourself as long as then are not a ball-bearing style. The slides are usually out from the sides of the cabinet by an inch or so. Just install a block to the cabinet that fill this space then screw through the side of the slide into the block to hold it. Most slides already have several holes on the sides to do this. If you do it this way, the drawer can be modified to be a shorter rectangle or even made with a notch cut out of it to go around the pipe.
3. Go to a different type drawer slide. They make under drawer slides - you could use one or two of these off-center to avoid the pipe. Here too, you have several options as to how you want to modify the drawer.
Mar 13, 2013, 08:40 PM
here's the pic:
Mar 13, 2013, 10:39 PM
Ninja pic. Ya never can find them.
Mar 14, 2013, 08:51 AM
Anyone else not seeing a picture? You can also open up the wall and move the drain.
Mar 14, 2013, 10:08 AM
I am not seeing it either.
Mar 14, 2013, 02:25 PM
you can also take the drawer front off the drawer, mount a couple of braces inside the cabinet, and then screw the drawer front on through those braces. this loses the drawer but keeps the drain.
this sounds like the sink chosen does not fit the design of the vanity, and in this case, I'd either modify or replace the vanity. removing the vanity and sink, doing whatever replumbing fits, and putting things back is beastly more work.
you can't hide the trap inside the wall, by the way, it needs to be visible and ideally there should be a cleanout on the trap, which can't be inside the wall.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Mar 14, 2013, 06:32 PM
no pic. here eitherThis message has been edited. Last edited by: nona,