Recipe for unsavory, but necessary, restaurant repair
Nov 3, 2017 7:00 AM
Q. I am presently selling my restaurant and am puzzled by a demand that was made by the buyer. In the kitchen, there are three sinks used for food preparation. Under two of these sinks, the drainpipes flow into open floor drains. At the third sink, the drainpipe is directly connected to the sewer system. The buyer insists that all sinks must have open floor drains. These open drains are actually small sinks that are set into the concrete floor. The drainpipes from the food sinks flow into the floor sinks. Unfortunately, the cost to install another floor sink is $950, but this seems to be an unnecessary repair. As long as all three sinks are draining properly, what difference does it make how they are connected?