Pedistal Sink Installation

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Old 10-16-02, 09:12 AM
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Question Pedistal Sink Installation

I plan to update my small bathroom by removing the old sink and vanity and replacing with a new pedistal sink. I have checked the old flooring and wall covered by the vanity that would now be exposed, and everything looks good to go. Is there anything else I should consider before going through with this project?

Are there any special instructions I should be aware of or follow when installing a new sink, or specifically installation directions for a pedistal sink?

And for good measure, here's another question I hope someone can help with: What is the best way to remove rust stains from a porcelain tub?

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

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Old 10-16-02, 10:54 AM
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Make sure you put in wood backing in the wall so you have something in wall to mount bracket or sink to when all said and done.
 
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How would I do that?
 
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Old 10-16-02, 12:26 PM
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Look on the back side of the sink, you see those holes on the ends?

Set the sink on top of the pedistal, now measure off the floor to the bottom of the sink hole and subtract 1" write it down, get the measurement to the top of the sink, write it down.

With these measurements mark the rough wall that is open where the sink will set.

Now with 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 studs fill in that area that you just marked between the studs, this is what you need to properly mount and help in the support of the sink.

Those holes on the ends of the sink are there to run wood bolts/screws into, and if there is a bracet, you'll want some wood backing to mount it to.

Do you see what I'm talking about now?

A wall with no backing will leave all the support for the sink on the pedistal only.
 
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I see. . . Thanks. Now I am ready!
 
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