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    • macker1971
    • By macker1971 14th Feb 18, 6:32 PM
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    Move sink into an island
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    • 14th Feb 18, 6:32 PM
    Move sink into an island 14th Feb 18 at 6:32 PM
    I'm considering moving my sink into an island.The sink is currently on the window wall.I have a concrete floor and the drains are 400mm higher outside.I would need to make a channel in the floor for pipework.Is it possible to get rid of the waste if the drains are higher outside my property?If it is possible what would I need to make this happen?What sort of cost would a tradesman ask for this sort of job?
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    • phill99
    • By phill99 14th Feb 18, 8:39 PM
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    I think you know your answer to this question. Its about the basic laws of gravity and water going uphill.
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    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 14th Feb 18, 8:46 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:46 PM
    I'm considering moving my sink into an island.The sink is currently on the window wall.I have a concrete floor and the drains are 400mm higher outside.I would need to make a channel in the floor for pipework.Is it possible to get rid of the waste if the drains are higher outside my property?If it is possible what would I need to make this happen?What sort of cost would a tradesman ask for this sort of job?
    Originally posted by macker1971
    It could be done with a pump. it would need regular cleaning and you would hate it.

    If you are not prepared to move everything lower (if that is even possible). then do not do it.
    • bris
    • By bris 15th Feb 18, 12:41 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 12:41 AM
    How does the water drain away just now? I take it the sink in place just now is on the same level as the island will be in the kitchen.
    • Pdbaggett
    • By Pdbaggett 15th Feb 18, 2:20 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 2:20 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 2:20 AM
    Yeah you could just use a macerator pump i.e saniflow. Wouldn't be too hard really, channel in the floor install pipe and pump. No idea of cost I tend to do everything in my house my self sorry.
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