Preface: me and my buddy know nothing about renos and aren't super handy around the house and are doing a facelift on his kitchen and bathroom.
So we're working on his bathroom and have got a bit stuck on the plumbing for the sink. We're doing an above-counter type sink, and we ran into a couple problems with things.
1) We are getting leaks from all the connection points.
2) Water is draining from the sink suuuuuper slow.
- We turned the gooseneck to angle towards the front of the counter because of the positioning of the above-counter sink vs. the old sink which was in-counter. Does this mean there are too many direction changes to create good flow? Cause water is just draining realllly slow.
- The pipe coming out of the wall is a non-standard size, apparently. Halfway between 1 1/4" and 1 1/2", so creating the connection between the new pipes for the sink and the old pipe from the wall has been a pain in the ass. Home depot had nothing for us and sent us to a specialty plumbing store in coquitlam at lougheed and blue mountain (can't remember the name), who sent us home with the pictured thing to make that connection.
- we've used plumber's putty between the sink and the drain and have no leaks there, so that part seems solid.
- we've used teflon tape on all the threaded joints in the goosenecks/pipes but seem to be still getting leaks. Not sure if there's a right or wrong way to apply this stuff?
Anyway, here's a couple pics:
And an overall view of the setup we're trying to accomplish.
Tell me what we're doing wrong, cause I got no clue about this shit. Tryin to learn though! haha