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Old 12-02-2017, 04:51 PM
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Kitchen sink drain position

When a kitchen sink drain is offset from center in the fore-aft direction, is it usually closer to the faucet or the person?

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Old 12-02-2017, 06:13 PM
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I don't see why it would matter from a draining point only maybe less in the way if closer to the faucet than the front of the sink.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:34 PM
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Ours is closer to the faucet. Really though, it's whatever makes plumbing easier and wherever you can fit the garbage disposer in there.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:56 PM
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Closer to the faucet, because the plumbing connections are usually on the back wall. So moving it closer to the edge would mean a longer run of unpitched tubing.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:15 PM
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Rear facing traps allows more useable space generally. In the involved cabinet. At the same time because of the situation you may see or have to use an unorthodox installation. I do not even remember a forward facing trap off the drain connection that I can think of. With a kitchen sink.

Actually a lot of times it is fed into the wall directly behind. Again for several reasons. Primarily that storage room is at a premium in a lot of situations.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:26 AM
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I'm guessing you ask because you have a sink which could be installed either way.

I agree for plumbing purposes usually the drains would be closer to the wall if not centered, but if its a very small sink there might not be enough room that way and it might be reversed.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:55 AM
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Whenever they've needed replacement, I've been installing oversize single sinks that fit in place of the doubles. That eliminates the extra drain and storage-robbing plumbing under the counter, as well as the 'Great Wall of China' which divides a big sink into two tiny sinks!
The singles all had center drains.

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