pouring hot water in sink

can pouring hot water in your sink damage it? Say you're boiling pasta/potatoes and need to drain them. Can that water right off the stove damage the sink or the pipes or anything? Or is it all made to withstand higher temps?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    moron ALERT
    >moron ALERT
    moron ALERT
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    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/NkmW4FF.jpg

      thanks for the kek op

      Whys that lol. I wonder this too. How is good to pour litres of boiling water down the drain and sink suddenly? Pipes too.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's going to melt your pex plumbing and boiling water will spill everywhere under the house and cause the foundation to weaken from the water. Please do not do this.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >yuropoor pipes are literally so weak that they can't handle boiling water
        Lmao

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only if you cool down the hot water by pouring hot oil in before/after.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hot water alone can damage pipes. that's why i always mix it with hot grease first to lubricate it a little

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you have a stone/porcelain sink that's cold and you dump boiling water into it can crack

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if you have a stone/porcelain sink that's cold and you dump boiling water into it can crack
      same thing can happen if you dump a boiling diarrhea into a cold toilet

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        source?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >source?
          my ass
          no pun intended

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          we don't talk about that Christmas, it's when uncle Randy died from sphincter blistering.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thanks for the kek op

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always run the cold tap at the same time. I have poured a bunch of boiling water down before and heard the pvc creaking as it expanded and contracted and thought that cant be any good

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not my problem.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I never drain my stuff into the sink because I'm worried about sink yuckies from splash back. I just sit the colander in a big empty pot on the counter.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Will you all just answer the FRICKING QUESTION ALREADY?!

    The fricking beating around the bush nonsense has got to stop!!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        mckayla maroney was so hot

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah dr. whats his name must have really enjoyed his time with her

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think he really gives a shit about rotting in prison for the rest of his life

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Wonder if he got a raw deal?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You know I was just about to tell everyone.

      Not anymore.

      Not after what you just said.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The heat from the water cooks the sink.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh my god... I had no idea... Thank you, I don't want to damage my sink! I knew there was something wrong!

      Mods please mark this thread as Resolved, thank you!!

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    alright frick you all. It was a reasonable serious question. I'm getting a gym membership and going to start working out so I can beat any of you up. I'm making shepherds pie tonight also so I have to pour hot water down the sink which is why I asked. Hope you don't meet me in 6 months because I'll pound you

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can pound me OP uWu

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I made shepherds pie 2 nights ago. Do you like it?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What kind of shepherd did it come from?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My boyfriend :3

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >cook and eat your shepherd bf into a pie

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's fine and can actually help unclog other stuff by loosening it, idk why everyone's being rude to you op, you go out there and cook king

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just remember, when you throw a punch protect your thumb by having it inside your fist.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t do this. It creates mustard gas.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you trying to gatekeep us from the homemade dijon-infused goodness?

      This is how French restaurants create those gourmet dishes that cost so much, it's a well guarded secret.

      Of course this doesn't work in a sink with JUST your ordinary wastewater, don't be stupid now. They have special sinks for that. I forgot what needs to be put down the sink first that allows it to combine with the hot water to create the needed aromatic. Does anyone else remember?

      The technique is similar to smoking meats, though. Same concept in terms of what is happening with the particles created.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i once tried to forcibly unclog an oil clog by pouring pot after pot of hot water down the sink. wound up finding a huge ass puddle in my basement as the hot water wound up fricking up the the joint of the PVC pipe leading from the kitchen drain. not a cheap fix as it required dropping the ceiling and re-drywalling the entire mess after fixing the pipe

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I live in an apartment.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like a Not MY Problem!! :^)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >cares more about damage than plastics being heated and giving off toxic fumes
    american

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just don't breathe it in, moron.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have 0 plastic in my house

        Stupid amerimutt freak

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's not like we asked for every company to suddenly cheap out on their materials

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            then act like it instead of trying to rationalize it like

            Just don't breathe it in, moron.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're using enough water for your pasta that it needs to be drained then you're using too much water. The right ratio is absorbed into the pasta and the remnant evaporates leaving basically nothing behind to drain.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't prove it but it always concerned me. I just run cold water and drain them together so it is at least not literally boiling when it goes down.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I once damaged my sink with 200 C water watch out.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've had a plumber directly tell me when you pour out pasta water you should run the tap on cold to prevent damage/warping for plastic pipes.
    According to him as well, commercial kitchens they don't trust morons to not pour too much boiling water down the drain or even hot oil, so they run like 20ft of cast iron piping or something to that effect to help cool it down before it hits the plastic piping.
    That said, I'm in a 31 year old house where we never did the cold water thing and the sink has never had a problem so it probably isn't that big of a deal as long as you're not dumping like 20 gallons of boiling water.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What would happen if a hot water made out of the sun collided with a the sink made out of ice?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no only thing you need to worry about is boiling oil if you have pvc, but you shouldn't be pouring oil down the drain anyway

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay (plumber here). It depends on your pipes. If they're made out of iron, copper or galvanized steel then you're good, but if it's PVC then absolutely DO NOT pour boiling water down the sink. The reason for this is because PVC piping is held together with slip nuts and rubber washers which can warp and cause a leak, but the real problem is when the joints are glued together....and the primer and plastic cement do a very good job at bonding two plastic pieces together, but it's STILL NOT a complete piece, and with time they could come apart with all the warping, especially if you live in a very cold climate. In fact if you live in a place that's so cold that water freezes in your home (this is quite common for people that travel a lot or truckers that are gone for a long time and let their homes turn into ice boxes) then a little tip I learned is to pour a little antifreeze down the drain so the swivel P-Trap (ring catcher) won't freeze, and also turn your water off from the street and flush your toilets and run all your water sources until the pipes are empty. I've seen toilets explode because the water freezes inside and expands.

    What I would do if I were you is to just let the water cool down to room temperature or pour it outside. You could also pour cold water into the bowl so it isn't boiling. It can be hot but not boiling levels. Another problem too is that boiling water will loosen the grease on your pipes and eventually collect at the bottom, possibly resulting in a clog—nothing a drain snake can't fix...but then now you've got to get a drain snake. If you treat your plumbing with love it can last you a very long time, but if you don't then it can get quite expensive, and plumbing is one of those things that you NEED. So when in doubt, don't do it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't even the PVC piping hardened and made to tolerate temperature fluctuations in most cases? Of course some housing might have moronic engineering but still.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's bait.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's a lot of effort for bait, I don't know if I believe you

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            1. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride):
            PVC pipes are probably the most widely used plastic in plumbing, but prolonged exposure to boiling water can soften and distort them. Prolonged contact with boiling water may cause PVC pipes to lose their shape, leading to potential leaks or blockages.

            It’s essential to note that PVC are designed for a maximum service temperature of about 140 degrees, and prolonged exposure to temperatures above this limit (boiling water is typcically arund 212 degrees) can compromise its structural integrity.

            https://www.balkanplumbing.com/about-boiling-water-and-plastic-drain-pipes/#:~:text=1.,can%20soften%20and%20distort%20them.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Fricking moron, water boils at 100 degrees. Way below the PVC temperature.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, it's in Fahrenheit...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, that was bait.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Fricking moron, water boils at 100 degrees. Way below the PVC temperature.

              the issue isn't with water boiling a hole through a straight section of pipe. it's it fricking with the binders at joints that is obviously the issue. and the tolerance is far less than for warping a section of pvc pipe.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah but how long of exposure to boiling water do the joints need to experience before an issue can develop? Minutes or just seconds? I'm guessing the typical person who drains their pasta in the sink the pipe get maybe like 10 seconds of exposure to boiling water. Is that enough? I honestly don't know.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Minutes.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Try putting your arm in a pot of boiling water for 10 seconds of exposure and see how many issues develop frickwit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                anon are saying there is no difference between putting a potato in boiling water for 10 seconds and putting a potato in boiling water for 20 minutes? Anon if you are going to just use dumb rhetorical quips in lieu of actual arguments I would prefer if you would just not respond.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                esl post

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                anon it's not my fault you think a human arm and a PVC pipe is the same thing

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They basically are.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                not long considering joints are often held together with fricking glue or rubber gaskets. and the damage can be cumulative. if you want to avoid a surprise down the line just run cold water on your faucet when you dump your pasta water. not a hard thing to do.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                alright, thanks for the advice.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not the plumber anon, but I'm assuming if you are draining pasta and the piping immediately under your sink is metal but then later leads to PVC piping you are fine. The water probably cools down a bunch by the brief trip through the room temperature metal pipes.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >can pouring water in your sink damage it?
    Is this what reddit feels like

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Or dump it after dinner unless you need the pot again

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