rehanging bathroom sink

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Old 07-23-11, 06:11 PM
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rehanging bathroom sink

Can anyone tell me how to rehang my bathroom sink. It is coming away from the wall at the top and is freestanding. It looks like it is ready to fall, but hasn't yet. I tried caulking it, but the caulk did not hold - please help!! Thank you.
 
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Old 07-23-11, 06:41 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Look under the sink. There should be some lag bolts which would hold the sink to the wall, even though it has a pedestal (I am assuming since you said free standing). Those lag bolts should extend into framing lumber behind the sink location. Let us know what you find under there.
 
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When I said freestanding, I mean it looks as though there is nothing holding it up but caulk. There is no pedestal. I looked under the sink as you suggested and I do see a large piece of metal with one screw attached to the right side. It looks like the sink is sitting in two slats on either side of that metal sheet. The bottom of the sink has a piece of wood on either side between the wall and sink. The wood I believe is a paint stirrer broken in half. My landlord is a "slumlord", so the workmanship doesn't surprise me but I need to fix the sink before it falls. Can you suggest any other way than to take the sink off the wall and start over? Thank you
 
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You're renting? Call the landlord, this is his problem, not yours.
 
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Old 08-11-11, 08:10 AM
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Make sure the sink has cut offs and they work. If it falls while your gone it may rip the supply lines loose. Send an email and registered letter to the landlord then turn off the supply valves to the sink till it is fixed.
 
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