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Does a narrow waste for a sink exist??
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Acornacorn · 27/09/2020 08:52

We’re having our utility room refitted. We have a wall that is 195cm wide which is where we want the washing machine, tumble drier and an under counter freezer to go. Together they’re 180cm. Ideally we’d like to have a counter-too sink installed too but is that unrealistic given the space we have available? Do narrow sink waste systems exist? If we have the appliances right up against one another, will this be problematic?? This is the only potential suitable location as the other walls have doors on or the space is too shallow. TIA!

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GreyishDays · 27/09/2020 08:55

I think chrome ones are narrower. Some of them look less than 15cm but I couldn’t say for sure.

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didireallysaythat · 27/09/2020 09:56

Have you stacked the tumble on top of the washing machine?.

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NachoNachoMan · 27/09/2020 09:56

Could you stack your washer and dryer instead, and put a cupboard in the space? Yes you'll lose some worktop space but you'll gain storage too

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Acornacorn · 27/09/2020 10:06

Thanks for the suggestion. That might be the solution if we can’t do our preferred layout. Thanks!

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PigletJohn · 27/09/2020 10:19

I don't understand what you mean. Draw a picture please.

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Acornacorn · 27/09/2020 13:55

Thanks @PigletJohn.
Here’s a crude drawing which I hope is clearer.

Does a narrow waste for a sink exist??
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PigletJohn · 27/09/2020 14:11

Oh right.

If the trap is plumbed to run front to back (not side to side) it will fit. A U-shaped trap is narrower than a bottle, and less likely to clog with sludge.

You will however also have some pipes, and valves for the washer.

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PigletJohn · 27/09/2020 14:18

You might benefit from a deeper worktop, so the pipes can run behind the appliances. Have at least one appliance that pulls out so you can get at the plumbing. And perhaps a pillar (not a panel) to support the worktop. Take off the skirting boards at both sides.

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Acornacorn · 27/09/2020 16:27

Thank you @PigletJohn. Much appreciated advice!

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minipie · 29/09/2020 00:48

As an alternative you could consider stacked w/m and t/d and then install an under counter sink with a built in lid (I have this). That way the sink doubles as worktop space.

We have a 15cm gap at the end of our utility run - it’s perfect for sliding the ironing board into.

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minipie · 29/09/2020 00:54

Also don’t forget you may not be able to use the entire 195cm if you need a gap at either end. Reasons you might need a filler panel:

  • you’re putting a door on the freezer (ie it’s integrated) and you want to have a handle on the door
  • you need to be able to open the freezer door more than 90 degrees to pull drawers out
  • tumble dryer opens to the right and you want to be able to swing its door fully open
  • you have a door near to the freezer or the tumble dryer and you don’t want the freezer or dryer door to bash into the architrave of your door
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