can you post a pic of it?
ive got a plastic tube running from my laundry room sink faucet down into the basement ,( i guess it goes into the sewer) it started leaking ,so i fixed it. my question is what is it for??
pretty hard to get up there, it's 1/4 inch diameter, and it's clear plastic
Could be a lot of things... A/C condensate drain being one of the common ones...
here's a pic of the tube
this is from the underside of the sink
Last edited by christoff; 09-06-2008 at 06:37 AM. Reason: more info
I am going to guess that the faucet was leaking or not sealed to the sink well and it was the HOs way of dealing with a leak.
1. You do not solder the copper tubes into the bottom of that type of faucet.
2. The sink holes are at 4" center to center and yet that faucet, which should also be 4" c/c does not fit them.
3. There should be no connection on the faucet for that hose to connect to it.
4. Without knowing what its top connection is, or where it goes at the bottom there is no way for us to give a diagnosis.
5. That connection to the sink is strictly DIY/handyman quality.
Well I take back my earlier post after seeing the picture...
Lets just leave it as... "What evil lurks in the heart of the handy man?"
i think ive figured out what it is.
i have 2 laundry tubs in my house , and they both have theese tubes.they are overflows, cause laundry tubs have no overflow drains in them(in canada anyways)
A 1/4" hose like that wouldn't drain much....seems a big waste.
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They do not have overflows here either, but making one in the back of the sink would have made more sense than doing it that way. HOW is the water going to get under that faucet to run down the tube, and you could probably spit water faster than that tube would drain it.
Thats an older model Emco faucet.
The plastic tubes are called "trap seal primears". They will go into the basement and end up in the floor drains to keep fresh water replenished in the trap. If 2 faucets have the same tubes., I suspect you have 2 floor drains in your basement.
I have a feeling you are in Canada
and BTW, those faucets have a 1/8" female tapping on the bottom of the faucet (A 1/8" removable plug would be there at time of purchase)
Last edited by krow; 09-30-2008 at 07:59 PM.