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Securing pedestal column into tile floor in bathroom


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Old 07-26-01, 08:30 AM
budeyone
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My wife and i just purchased a pedestal sink, and i will probably have to secure the column to the tile floor.
Is there a special tool/bit i should use so as not to crack the tile?. Maybe i can just use a sharp drill bit?.

Also, i will need to cut tile to place around the baseboard in the bathroom. I would think the rental center has a small tool to do this project?.

Thanx.
 
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Old 07-28-01, 04:32 PM
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Hope this helps.
Most pedestal sinks come in two pieces, the wash basin and the pedestal base. The wash basin(sink bowl) is most commonly anchored to the wall and is rested on the pedestal.
There should be no need to anchor it to the floor. If you feel that you need to I would just use caulking where the base meets the floor.
As for the tile baseboard around the perimeter, If you purchase the tile from a home center they should cut it for you for free. If the base is not going to be made from 1/2" floor tile you can purchase bullnose tile with one rounded edge.
Hope this helps
good luck

The Carpenter's Son, Inc.
 
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Old 07-30-01, 08:14 AM
budeyone
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Thank you very much for your advice.
 
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Old 07-30-01, 02:04 PM
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I've got the same question, and just want to make sure I understood the reply.

You said there is no need to fasten the pedestal to the tile floor? The reason I ask is that I'm looking at instructions which say the pedestal is to be screwed down to the floor. Of course, if that's not necessary, that's great.

Thanks much,

Sean Collins
 
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Old 07-30-01, 05:25 PM
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Hello,
The base is addt'l support for the top which is anchored to the wall. If the directions say to anchor it to the floor there would be a spot in the base to run a fastener thru to secure it to the floor. The pedestal again is addt'l support for the top. Caulk will keep the base from moving around and is all you should need after it is fastened to the wall.
Enjoy your new sink
The Carpenter's Son
 
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Old 07-31-01, 11:24 AM
budeyone
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Thanx all...
 
 

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