A utility sink is an excellent addition to any garage. Not only can you use it for washing your car, but also for washing tools and other items that might be dirty or greasy from being used on the job.
Installing a utility sink in your garage is not difficult at all, and with the right set of tools, you’ll have one up and running in no time. Do you need a utility sink in your garage?
This detailed guide will show you how to install a utility sink in the garage. We’ll cover everything from what tools are needed, the steps involved, and what you can do if there is no existing plumbing near the area.
Read on for all of these and more helpful tips. The best part about installing a utility sink in the garage is that it’s an easy DIY project with minimal skill required.
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Steps On How To Install A Utility Sink In Garage
Steps On Connecting The Water Lines In Garage Utility Sink
Step 1: Measure the distance between hot and cold water lines in your garage and determine which is closest to the left side of your sink. Measure how much pipe you’ll need for this installation by measuring out where each water line connects to the main supply, or if it’s a straight shot, measure that distance.
Remember to consider any bends or turns as well – many times; it will be necessary to buy more pipe than you think.
Step 2: A section of the wall on one side has exposed hot and cold water pipes, corresponding to any other sinks in the home or bathroom. Find this section on the wall so you can screw it back into place when installing your sink.
Step 3: Use a pencil to mark the spot where you’ll need to drill a hole for the hot and cold water pipes. Remember that these will be different distances, so make sure your measurements are accurate.
Step 4: Once you locate the appropriate wall openings, run two copper tubes as close to one another as possible for a more uniform appearance.
These are not easily bent or stretched, so make sure holes in your walls are big enough before drilling – don’t kink them and prevent leakage from occurring by avoiding bending these pipes too much.
Steps On Installing A Drain Pipe In Garage Utility Sink
Step 1: In your garage, locate the drain hookup vent pipe that you usually see near the lower bottom on one wall. Thoroughly coat this pipe’s threads with plumber’s putty.
Screw on a “Y” fitting but make sure to screw in half of it so that the side pointing towards the ceiling goes into the ground and then screw the other side into the ground.
Step Two: Locate a spot on one of your walls where you would like to place the utility sink, then measure and cut PVC pipe so that it is about six inches from floor level to the top of the pipe (this will depend on how high off the ground you want your basin).
Step Three: Place the PVC pipe into a socket connector and tighten it to secure. Then, measure about six inches from this piece of PVC pipe and cut off another so that it is now on the other side of your wall where you would like to place the utility sink basin. Repeat steps for placing in socket connectors at both ends.
Step Four: Place the two PVC pipe pieces in a “Y” fitting to point towards your wall and screw them securely together to make sure they are held together tightly.
This will be where you eventually place your utility sink basin on top of this “Y” piece, which will allow you to have a continuous water drain from the sink basin to your ground PVC pipe.
Step Five: Place a bucket under your “Y” piece and place some rocks or gravel in it where you want your utility sink to be placed, then fill with enough concrete so that it is about six inches deep. Fill in any gaps created by placing this bucket of concrete, then allow it to dry.
Step Six: Place your utility sink basin on top of the “Y” piece you created in step five and secure it tightly with screws or bolts. Before placing any other pieces into the ground, this should be done because they may cause damage if not appropriately secured. Add more concrete around the basin to create a level surface.
Installing the Garage Utility Sink
Step One: The first thing you’ll want to do is measure the area you want your sink to be in. You don’t need a whole lot of space for a utility sink, but it does need to be either close to your workbench or on the other side of the room opposite your workbench.
In other words, you’ll need about a two-foot radius from where you want to place your utility sink basin. This will give you enough room to perform your tasks without overcrowding the area.
The next thing you’ll want to measure is the height of your ground PVC pipe to see how high off the ground you want it. You’ll need enough space for water and steam from various tools that will come into contact with this pipe to flow out and not stagnate.
You’ll want to make sure you’ve got a minimum of about six inches between the top PVC pipe piece and the ground, but no more than two feet–anything higher will cause boiling or steaming when close too many tools in your garage work area.
Step Two: To install a utility sink in the garage, first lay down the countertop. Then put silicone sealant around all surfaces where the edges of the sink meet with your countertop. This will ensure that there are no leaks.
Next, attach the faucet to your utility sink and tighten all connections until they’re secure.
Step Three: Install faucet fixtures. You’ll want to install the faucet fixtures before you attach your sink basin because they can cause damage if not appropriately secured.
Step Four: The type of sink you plan to install in your garage should come with an appropriate hardware kit. Connect the drain assembly from the faucet kit to a pipe using the plumber’s putty and silicone glue, then attach the means for turning on the water at another source.
To ensure that all connections are tight and secure, turn on the water before you connect the drain assembly to ensure no leaks.
If you’ve been struggling to find the best way to install a utility sink in your garage, then this article should be helpful. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to do it right and answer any questions or concerns you might have along the way so that installing a new sink will feel like smooth sailing. Have you installed one yet?
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