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    Question Ikea Plumbing.....?

    I've found this forum while researching about bathroom plumbing and such. I'm renovating our master bath and first thing that has to go is our vanity!


    Long story short I've found a vanity from ikea, that would actually fit. I almost purchased it and then I saw how the plumbing was and stopped there. My main concern is whether or not the plumbing is US standards and that it'll properly function. Give me your thoughts because I have no clue 1 Hemnes/Odensvik sink cabinet, 2 Odensvik sink, & 3 Current plumbing! http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40193940/ (webpage for sink) Thank-You For Your Help!!!

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    That should work fine if it'll fit in your space. That flexible line to the left of the drain plumbing appears to be for the sink overflow as it looks like the sink does not have an integrated overflow discharge.

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    If you ever need to change that drain assembly, good luck.

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    It's a basic plumbing componet. There are fittings to install that.
    I prefer a standard tubular p-trap over a solvent weld one, but either will work.

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    Thankyou for your help! I think I will go ahead and purchase it!!!!
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    What fittings will I need to connect to standard? If its to big of a hassle I would rather just get a different sink. Plus most plumbers around my area have no clue and don't want to do it.
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    All you need is a standar p-trap.

    If you can find a plumber that has passed eigth grade English, you will be fine.
    You are finding that most plumbers don't like reading instructions.



    We ran into on of these on a job that had already been started.
    They didn't read the instructions. They had hacked and cut the drawer in the cabinet. The drawers run short, giving you room toward the back to place a p-trap near the wall. Done that way, there is plenty of room without touching or modifying the drawers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    All you need is a standar p-trap.

    If you can find a plumber that has passed eigth grade English, you will be fine.
    You are finding that most plumbers don't like reading instructions.
    Funny that you mentioned that, I always read manufacturers instructions whenever the faucet or whatever was something was new to me.

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    Your biggest problem may be if those are "functioning" drawers and the drain is in the way.
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    quote; I always read manufacturers instructions whenever the faucet

    These days there is very little "reading". Mostly it is looking at pictures and trying to figure out what it is showing. IF there is reading, you have to figure out which section has it in your language.
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    My concern would be that the drain in the wall might be too high for the new sink, but without taking some measurements.......

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    I have installed one of these... they come with everything shown in the picture...the drain offsets straight back to the wall then turns vertical into the trap so trap is close to the wall...you'd then turn a 90 on your existing drain and connect the provided 'ikea" trap with a trap adapter....
    it does have functioning drawers with about 3-4 inches from the back of drawer to wall - which is why the PO is offset.

    as a professional who prefers to work with quality materials - in one word I would describe this set-up as 'JUNK'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    quote; I always read manufacturers instructions whenever the faucet

    These days there is very little "reading". Mostly it is looking at pictures and trying to figure out what it is showing. IF there is reading, you have to figure out which section has it in your language.
    Pictures are worth a thousand words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Your biggest problem may be if those are "functioning" drawers and the drain is in the way.
    actually i have 2 in my house and the drawers leave about a 4 inch space at the back so it works fine.

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    My concern would be that the sink does not have an integral overflow built into the sink and you are locked into that weird drain contraption available only from Ikea....

    Should it no longer be available from Ikea and you need a new one the sink is toast...

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