I have a sink in my basement I would like to relocate. I would like to do this with a minimum amount of plumbing. I shall explain my intentions with a few pictures and way too many words inside.
First off, I am aware of the potential dangers of DIY plumbing or otherwise mucking about with pipes and water and whatnot. Should I at any time feel like I'm in over my head I will call a professional. I'm pretty sure I can pull this one off though.
This is the sink in question.
I would like to move it around the corner to the left of that lally column.
I know the absolute right way
to do this would be to re-route the supply pipes along the ceiling and then have them drop neatly down the wall behind the sink, much like they are now.
The problem is, there are shutoff valves behind the sink, as shown here
. If I re-plumb anything before those valves (like I would have to do if I do this the right
way) I would have to shut off the water to the entire house as the next nearest shutoffs are where the cold water comes into the house, with another one right before the hot water heater. As the suggested curing time for PVC glue is 24 hours, this would be sorta inconvenient for me and my family.
So, to keep this simple, because I'm only moving the sink a few feet, I would like to re-plumb only from those valves.
See those flexible supply lines
going from the valve to the faucet? Is there any reason I can't, say, find a couple longer ones (3-4 feet) and just use those instead of piping it with CPVC?
If the answer to 1 is "no, that would be stupid", then I have to pipe it with CPVC. Would all the correct threaded fittings be readily available at Home Depot or would I need to go to a plumbing supply store?
Are those flexible supply lines sold as-is (with fittings on either end) in different lengths or do I need to build them myself with a length of hose and some sort of crimpy thingies and specialized crimping tools?
Is there another way to do this that I haven't thought of?
A couple of things:
I've done a small bit of PEX (in another house), and I liked it, but I needed a specialized tube spreader thingy to install it and I'd prefer not to buy or rent anything special. I would if that's the best way.
I'm not so worried about the drain
, as that's not under pressure and it's just a matter of extending and re-routing the pipe. I'll leave the pump where it is so I don't have to re-route the drain and vent.
The shut off valves will no longer be protected by the sink. I'll build something to protect them so they don't get knocked around.
There is storage space behind that wall. I can route any pipes through there.
This is a rarely-used sink, it is not used for laundry, and I can live without it for a while if I need to.
Oh, and I'm the idiot who told the builders to put it where it currently is. Don't ask.