Start by measuring the location of the pipes on the wall both vertically (measuring up from the floor) and horizontally (measuring from a corner or a mark on the wall at the end of the cabinet). It might remain that way for weeks or months as the bathroom construction continues around it. Measure the top of the cabinet and cut a subtop out of plywood to replace the original top. The newly designed 42 in. So I'm replacing my master vanity and while getting ready to take it out yesterday I noticed that the current water supply pipes come through the floor of the vanity!? I know it's code in Illinois, a frivolous one at best. Drill 4. Installing waterlines to the sink vanity is one of the final steps. It should be either shimmed or cut to fit the contour of the floor. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Don't forget a nice sexy escutcheon for the trap adapter. Unless you have a custom vanity or a unique model, the diameter is probably going to be 1.5 inches (3.8 cm). Cut away a 10-inch by 2-foot section of flooring. Put the board against it and then cut to fit. I also knew the picture would get quite a bit of input regarding code compliance in different  areas of the States. "The Code is not a ceiling to reach but a floor to work up from", [quote author=Holzhacker link=topic=42919.msg421884#msg421884 date=1444576767. Besides avoiding noisy plumbing, you want to leave room for installation, as … As already pointed out there is a back flow valve in the dishwasher drain line. When installing cabinets with water lines my method has been to back up the cabinet to the lines when practical and mark them. That would also explain the reason the plumbing looks lower than normal, but I was working up to that part! If your new vanity has a solid back, measure out the position of the pipes on the wall and translate those measurements to the back of the vanity. Drill a Pilot Hole Drill a pilot hole in the back of the cabinet corresponding to the center of one drain hole. It consists of a short length of 3- or 4-inch waste pipe connected to a metal or plastic ring. It isn't their job to worry about appearances, and nowhere is this more apparent than under a sink. Measure and cut holes through the bottom shelf using a 1-1/4-inch spade bit and drill/driver. Screwed vanity to wall (2 screws ). Cut pipe holes with the correct size hole saw. Before setting vanity make some provisions for attaching the two pieces of the cut out. All single hole vessel sink faucets are fixed to the countertop from underneath, either by using a locknut or a mounting bracket with screws that tighten it to the countertop, effectively pulling the faucet down to hold it. I always take the back of the sink unit out when fitting units and install afterward, with cut outs to access isolation valves etc. People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Typically the water lines for the hot and cold water and the drain pipe all come through the wall into the back of the vanity and a hole needs to be cut in the back of the dresser to accommodate them. 10. I cut 1 1/2" holes in the vanity base to fit over the valves. If I don't use a hole saw, then it's my Porter cable jig saw with a scrolling blade with 18 tpi. For the one of the right make sure that you do not drill vanity base. How to Install Drain Lines Through the Floor, How to Install a Freestanding Antique Vanity, How to Install a Bathroom Vanity Fixture With No Wall Stud, How to Install a Bath Vanity Against a Baseboard, Removing a Vanity With Plumbing in the Floor. Set the vanity. Shaddy has also worked as a newspaper reporter and writer, and as a contributing writer for Bicycling Magazine. If the drain line on a dishwasher plugs, no matter where in the drain system, the dishwasher will not empty or be full of water. To install one, you need to make a hole in the floor so you can pass the flange pipe through to glue it to the waste line. If there are different length pipes then cut the most extruding first then fit again until the whole board goes against the wall. Drill small hole for copper line. You may not need all of the tools on this list. Pick up the vanity and place it over the holes, allowing the valves to slip through the holes. Take careful measurements of the 3 pipes and their location compared to the back wall and transfer these measurements to the floor of the vanity. Use a jigsaw to cut an opening in the side of the vanity … I don't think the lip stick idea is fool proof. Take the piece of the backing that you cut out and mark where the drain pipe would come through. Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. You've already cut into sheetrock for your water lines, keep going and remove a nice big 2x2 square to give yourself room to work and make it easier to patch, cut out your tee, glue 4 more inches of pipe on top of cut out and put a new tee on top of that. Put it against the cabinet back and drill/cut away! The bendable lines are also easier to hook up and less likely to kink. I keep cutting it,and it's still too short! Install the top and install the faucets last. Patch drywall, paint, great success. Cut the hole in the back of your vanity a quarter inch larger than the pipe to prevent cracking, bumping and noises. Transfer these measurements to the back of the vanity and cut the opening using either a drill or a saber saw. ceramic-tile hole saw (from about $10 for individual bits to about $50 for kits). How to Install a 36-by-48-Inch Bathroom Cabinet, How to Install European Frameless Cabinets. Good one Peter i forgot about this one,this is much quicker than any template and does work. I think it is ok that way. When Putting a New Floor in a Bathroom Should You Replace the Vanity First? Tack it down, apply some contact paper that matches the cabinet and you have a quick and dirty solution. Use a stud finder to locate and mark the studs within this outline of the vanity. W Rosedale vanity in a Taupe Gray finish with Cultured Marble Vanity Top in White is a stunning piece that will enhance your home with style and charm. (The header has been resupported, a smaller window was framed into the space). Check to see if the ends have a small nylon bushing inside of them. Drill out back hole for pvc. ***********************************************************************, Re: Best way to accurately cut plumbing holes in back of vanity, Quote from: Peter Halle on October 09, 2015, 07:20 PM, Quote from: overanalyze on October 10, 2015, 09:01 AM, Quote from: cblanton42 on October 10, 2015, 07:56 PM, Quote from: Holzhacker on October 10, 2015, 09:31 PM, Quote from: mastercabman on October 10, 2015, 09:56 PM, Quote from: Brice Burrell on October 10, 2015, 09:58 PM, Quote from: Holmz on October 10, 2015, 10:45 PM. The waterlines will be clearly marked; the cold-water line will have blue markings, the hot line will have red. Try this and you will laugh, but later thank me. Specializing in hardwood furniture, trim carpentry, cabinets, home improvement and architectural millwork, Wade Shaddy has worked in homebuilding since 1972. It doesn't matter which end of the waterline you use. Actually you must have a plan for installing all of the base cabinets in relation to the condition of the floors before you start drilling for the pipes. Pipes will move and expand. However, if the vanity is typical and has a bottom shelf, it must be drilled before the waterlines can be installed. Rough plumbing emerges from the wall or floor where it is capped off. Tin Snips Save the u-shaped pieces you cut out and drop them in behind the pipes. If there are different length pipes then cut the most extruding first then fit again until the whole board goes against the wall. 12. Put the board against it and then cut to fit. Set the vanity cabinet into place. The ring has holes so you can screw the flange to the floor, and it also has two slots for the toilet bolts. Vanity cabinets are typically 30 inches tall, so if your vanity cabinet is not yet in place, measure from the top of the valve to a point 30 inches from the floor to approximate where the fixtures will be placed. It has carbide grit embedded in the rim that allows it to cut … The lip stick trick works well but don't steal your wife's until you've seen how expensive it is!! For a 3-inch pipe, use a drill and reciprocating saw to cut a hole about 4-1/4 inches by 10 inches through both the bottom plate of the room you are working in and the top plate of the room below. The water lines don't have much play as far as length to the faucet connect so I don't need to pack much into the holes … Can't go wrong, the accuracy is based on your level line on the wall, made even easier when there is another cabinet in the same run already set to measure off of. Rotate. plumbing is more important to be able to access than what the back of sink unit looks like you can always box pipe work in afterwards, but destroying a unit to get to a leaking tap is no fun. The best choices are lines that can flex and bend to fit around plumbing if needed. 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Measuring Tape 9. The two water supply lines are also run through this same hole from the water supply pipes … Best way to accurately cut plumbing holes in back of vanity. Find them or purchase new bushings and put them in the fittings. Ah! Weird, never seen that before, they're about 5 - 6 inches in from the (exterior) wall. Because it's pex, the lines are a little wobbly thru the larger holes but I can figure out something to give it a bit of support. There are different types including copper, rubber, metal, vinyl or plastic. Cut one hole for each valve emerging from the floor. Determine which is the hot and which is the cold water valves. It is a pet peeve of mine! The easiest and neatest method is to buy a 1-1/4 in. I mostly do just the same as you but if i need a high degree of accuracy a template is the way to go.I find the quickest onsite template is a piece of Gyprock (drywall or sheet rock in the US i think). Vanity waterlines typically emerge from the wall. Very nice work. Wall locations are convenient because waterlines can be tapped from both sides of the wall, meaning that vanity cabinets or toilets can then be placed back-to-back on opposite sides of the wall in different rooms. Cut Subtop. If not, they probably fell out. Some people don’t like the fact that the hole on the countertop, where the bowls are placed, is bigger than the hole on the bottom of the bowl. Cut your pvc out so that you have about 10 inches sticking out of floor. 1. Choose one of the flexible waterlines according to hot or cold. W vanity comes standard with both soft close doors and drawers while offering an abundance of storage. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Use cardboard or 2mm backer. Give your rough plumbing room to breathe. Cut it half, then carve cut or whatever on each half so that you can sort of put it on the wall and slide it around the pipes, since you aren't wanting to … Cut to the same size and location as the cabinet and then put some chalk or pencil on the ends of the pipes. Put the two pieces in the opening of the back around the pipe. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. The bottom plate is cut as well. If you're remodeling, adding a bathroom or planning on it, waterlines and fixtures must also be taken into consideration. Miter Saw 3. Vanity waterlines are basic. Level 10. If there are pipes that go through the floor, you'll have to cut slots to allow you to slide in the board around them. Locate the water valves emerging from the floor. Wrap all the threads with three wraps of thread-seal tape. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. Can we get along? The 42 in. After many years these are usually quite accurate but it can be time consuming. Holes in the cabinets and under sink plumbing have to be neat!! If making a U-shaped cutout a Circular Saw will make the quickest and cleanest cuts on the back side of the drawer. The bathroom is now ready for the installation of pipes and fittings. It should. Both ends of both lines have a 1/2-inch fitting. Make hole for the pipe, then cut into through the center of the hole. Hammer 8. Even city to city can vary in code regs. This is due, in part, to locations of waterlines inside walls. The measurement is not critical because the pipes will bend into any shape to accommodate slack. Screw one end onto the valve on the floor and the other end onto the end of the faucet. Step 3: Position and Level the Vanity Position the vanity so that the holes on the back side fit over the pipes in the wall. PS Image zoom. He said it was the only way to get the pipe to the second floor, (even though there is non support wall that is about a foot from where he placed the pipe. Ok I have to say that the holes and install in the pic is so unbelievably neat, clean and nice I'm not sure I could pull it off. Shaddy began publishing in various magazines in 1992, and published a novel, “Dark Canyon,” in 2008. Left it to set for a few hours. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. It cuts nice and doesn't tear up the cabinet back, many which are very thin material. If necessary, use a handsaw to notch the cabinet back to fit around the drainpipe. Shut off the water to the bathroom. When the lines are installed in the floor or wall, a necessary valve or faucet is always installed to cap off the pipes, so that water can be turned off to the vanity while the remainder of the house has water. Add 6 inches to the measurement to be sure. Reposition the water-supply pipes, if necessary, by cutting and sweating on new copper pipes. I'd make a cardboard template to test out my accuracy. Depending on the size of the holes cut in the bottom of the old … When the sink is installed on the vanity, the waterlines from the floor valves are installed and the water is turned on. Measure and cut holes through the bottom shelf using a 1-1/4-inch spade bit and drill/driver. Most of the vanities I install have solid backs. Used silicone on the top of vanity and set counter down leaving some overlap. Pencil or Marker 11. Cut one hole for each valve emerging from the floor. If you need to cut a shallow, straight-backed drawer, the circular saw will work fine across the job. If the supply lines will be installed in the wall, drill two 1-inch holes in the wall about 5 inches away from the drain hole. Cut to the same size and location as the cabinet and then put some chalk or pencil on the ends of the pipes. This is an exterior weight bearing wall. Most of my living is made installing kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Thanks for the compliments guys! Kreg Jig 5. Cut holes in the vanity to exactly match the pipes and drop the vanity down over the pipe, no sink installed at this point. If the vanity cabinet has no bottom shelf -- very unlikely -- the vanity and waterlines can be installed at this point. Jig Saw 2. Re: spray foam insulation to cover holes under vanity Get ya something like paneling, or some stiff thin plastic or something. Table Saw 7. They will be raised up off the floor at least 4 inches or more, due to the fact that the bottom shelf of the vanity is typically located 3 inches from the floor, meaning that the water valve will penetrate up from the floor, and up through the bottom shelf of the vanity. However, if you've remodeled your contractor or builder may have had to tap into existing waterlines in the floor. W Rosedale vanity in a Taupe Gray The 42 in. Other times they have to be measured and drawn. Plumbers aren't finish carpenters or painters. Power Drill 6. Drill a pilot hole through and hole saw from the inside. 11. Take off valves off copper lines so that you do not have to make huge holes for them. I don't understand!?! Split tiles look pretty shabby, especially since cutting a hole in tile is neither difficult nor expensive. Install the vanity normally by placing screws through the base, and through the back and sides if necessary. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Locate threaded fittings on both valves emerging from the bottom of the faucet and the valves coming up through the floor. To prevent splintering on the inside of the cabinet, drill a pilot hole and then use the hole saw from the finished side of the vanity. Then you can finish up the cuts on the bottom of the drawer with a jigsaw. My plumber installed a new drain pipe and he cut thru the top plate of the wall. I normally cut holes for the supply lines and waste lines with various hole saws. Measure the diameter of the opening at the bottom of the drain pipe to determine the size of the pipes that you need to get for your sink. Any home supply store has hot and cold lines available in graduating lengths. A dishwasher being hooked to a disposal is a non issue. Use a drill with a hole saw attachment to cut an appropriate hole for the drain pipe; cut from the inside of the cabinet.