Bathroom sink pipe in the way of new vanity


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Old 10-19-17, 08:03 PM
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Bathroom sink pipe in the way of new vanity

The drawer boxes of a new bath vanity are in the way of the drain pipe coming out of the wall. I will post pictures of the scene. showing behind the drywall and the pipe for the drain coming out of the wall behind the vanity.

The simple solution would be to move the vanity about 4-5 inches to the right, but then it won't be centered in the alcove where it will be located. Maybe that isn't too important.

I guess I wasn't thinking when I designed the vanity, making sure the drawer boxes would not be in the way.

Any thoughts. Would you just move the vanity over a little off-center and be done with it?

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Old 10-19-17, 08:17 PM
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You could shorten the drawers.
 
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Old 10-19-17, 09:13 PM
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That looks to be iron pipe in the wall which means it would be a major project to get it back in the wall. You could put a 45 right at the tee fitting to bring the line directly across the wall but I don't know how much room you need behind the drawers.
 
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Old 10-20-17, 03:38 AM
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It shouldn't be that big of deal to cut/shorten the drawer box like Ray suggested.
 
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Old 10-20-17, 04:53 AM
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Shorten the draw. I had to do this with one of my remodel jobs.
 
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Old 10-20-17, 06:27 PM
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Thanks everyone.
Shortening the one drawer would work, but the glide is in the way of the pipe coming out of the wall too.
How would it look if I put the vanity, mirror and vanity mirror light flush right against the wall.

The things you learn on the first time project like this. Plus busy at work so am not actually spending a lot of time on it now.

Thanks again, everyone,
 
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Old 10-20-17, 07:37 PM
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How would it look if I put the vanity, mirror and vanity mirror light flush right against the wall.
Leaves a place on the left for the clothes hamper.
 
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Old 10-21-17, 05:30 AM
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You already have one coupling on the vent stack, I would cut the pipe below the Wye and switch out to schedule 40 PVC and turn the pipe so that it is completely inside the wall, through the double stud and comes out at 90 degrees under the supply lines. That way, no obstructions. Also, the weak link in your set up is the galvanized extension nipple, given the age, I bet there is corrosion at the threaded portion where it meets the stack.
 
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Old 10-26-17, 05:56 PM
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Thanks for the advice...
Are you saying cut the pipe below the wye and then run PVC all the way up through the roof?

Or can you just replace the section at the wye and leave the upper iron section in place.
 

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Old 10-26-17, 06:10 PM
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Just replace the section that you are dealing with. The vent through the roof will be pristine and only carries air, so that should be OK. Only deal with the connection for the sink, cut the pipe below the wye and redirect through to make a good connection to the vanity. If you were concerned, you would replace the pipe system going "down" rather than going up.
 
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Old 10-26-17, 07:22 PM
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This question comes up a lot. Basically you cut out the tee (only) top and bottom and replace with ABS or PVC plastic pipe.
You have plenty of room to make your cuts as far away as you want from the tee, and then measure and replace with plastic.

See this thread below. I would advise an angle grinder to cut the pipe in your case:
Help me fix plumbing hack job

Here's a link to the no-hub you need: https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-1-2-in...-150/100372284
 
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Old 10-26-17, 08:54 PM
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I'd suggest renting a cast iron pipe snsper. A little costly but easy to use. A big got-ya when cutting the pire is to be sure both sides won't drop down. Sometimes they do.
 
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