View Full Version : Utility Sink - How to tie into existing water line

11-03-2008, 10:30 AM
This might be way over my head as I really have no experience with plumbing at all, but would love to learn more and gain a better understanding of it. Perhaps you all can help me know where I need to begin...

So I'd like to install a utility sink in the garage. The spot I'd like it to go is up against the wall where directly on the other side of the wall (in the house) is a bathroom sink. So there is already a water line and drain right where I need it. How do I tap into what's already there with the bathroom sink and hook up the utility sink to it?? Is this a pretty easy process, something a beginner like myself could tackle? Even if it's not, I'd still like to know the process and tools I'd need so I can at least understand it. Thanks in advance for your knowledge!

11-03-2008, 10:44 AM
Well supplies are relatively easy...
The real question is how do you run the drain...
That is dependent on gravity.
Do you have a basement?

11-03-2008, 10:47 AM
no basement...can I just use the same drain as the bathroom sink on the other side of the wall?

11-03-2008, 11:01 AM
How do the heights match up?

11-03-2008, 11:03 AM
not sure. I don't have the sink and haven't broken into the wall yet. What do I need to keep in mind when dealing with the drain?