Archive for the 'Utility Sink' Category

How do I get ink out of a utility sink?

Monday, April 21st, 2014

I have acrylic ink stains in the utility sink in the basement and it’s been stained there for months now. I don’t know how to get the rest of it out. The sink is a plastic-type material. I know it’s probably too late to figure it out but I would like to see. I tried […]

How do I remove the stains from my sink?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

We have an old cast iron sink with a white painted finish. The original paint seems to be in pretty good condition, but it’s horribly stained with God knows what. Does anyone have some good tips on what to use to remove the stains? I was thinking that some form of acid or maybe baking […]

How do I stop/fix dirty water from coming up utility sink?

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Seems when I run the dishwasher and now the laundry smelly black water comes up utility sink and bathroom sink in basement. After it slowly drains, it leaves behind black dirt. Public sewer.

What meets basic bldg. code for basement bath?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

I’m buying a house in Taylor, MI where the last owner put in a toilet and shower, without a shower pan, no sink, (they used the utility tub in the laundry area), and left the ceiling bare studs. The inspection report says shower pan, exhaust fan, and water resistant ceiling, but makes no specific mention […]

Where's water shut off valve? Next to water heater or water meter?

Friday, April 6th, 2012

I hear pipes knocking after one of the toilets is flushed in our house. I plan to shut off the main water valve, let the faucets run, flush the toilets, then slowly turn the water back on to refill air chambers and see if that solves the problem. The problem is, I found a red […]

What basic essentials do you need in a house?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

1- Washroom ( with a toilet, sink, and shower) 2- Kitchen (with a stove, counter, microwave, and a pantry) 3- Utilities: water, electricity, heat, lights, and Net connection 4- Bed Did I miss anything? Thx

What solvents will not hurt stainless steel?

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

I am prepping a house for market. The real estate agent has convinced the homeowner that the utility sink in the garage needs to be cleaned. It was a kitchen sink, but when I installed a nice cast iron porcelain sink in her kitchen, a few years ago, the stainless one graduated to the garage […]

Utility/Laundry Sink Faucet Replacement Help?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Hey guys, someone asked me to help them replace their really old Laundry sink facet. It isn’t worth trying to fix the tap itself because it is so damn old. I have never done one before. Anyways, the hot and cold water are connecting straight into 3/4” copper. The people painted the copper with paint […]

Drinking water from utility sink dangerous?

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Yesterday I started filling up my water bottles with water from the utility sink in my dormitory I’ve been drinking it since yesterday. I read that utility sink water can contain higher levels of lead. Should I be worried?

How much would it cost to turn our basement into an apartment?

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Okay my mom has agreed to let me turn the basement into an apartment. We would need to… – build a bathroom where there has never been one. But it would be next to a utility sink(if that changes things) – Move the washer/dryer upstairs to a place it has never been before. They are […]