Plumbing is of course key to any laundry room, and the old plumbing in ours needed some work. There were two main problems with the plumbing, the first being the lack of shut-off valves on the faucet. To remove the old sink I needed to turn off the water for the whole house. The valves for the washing machine were of the old screw type, and the hose was impossible to get off of the cold one as well. Those got chucked, and in their place I got a nice dual valve, in a wall recess with a drain.
The dual valve is great as it lets you easily turn off the water while you’re on vacation or whatnot, and the drain means that the washing machine won’t drain into the sink now. However with all of this plumbing in the wall things got a bit tight, which made things a bit difficult.
The pipes for the sink get nice new valves, but the valves need to go on the other side of the sheetrock. All of the soldering went well, I used a piece of sheet metal to prevent the torch from igniting the insulation. I did manage to scorch some of the paper, and the studs, but thats about it.