Pedestal Sink - help, please...

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Old 08-02-05, 08:06 AM
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Question Pedestal Sink - help, please...

I'm hoping some one can help me stay away from the common mistakes made when installing a pedestal sink. I have finished laying the tile in our half bath and will be installing the new toilet tonight and hopefully the sink tomorrow...

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1) How big of a project is this?
2) Do I need to mount the sink (lav) to the wall?
3) Do I need to drill holes in my nice new tile? I just laid it and it actually came out pretty good!!!
4) Is this a one man job?
5) How hard is to change the shutoff valves from the ugly old copper/goldish color to a nice stainless steel to match the faucet we just bought?

Any help and general pointers are GREATLY appreciated - I'm a "green pea" when it comes to home improvements....
 
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Exclamation Moved this to Plumbing/toilets,sinks,etc...

Sorry, just realized I posted this in the wrong spot...
 
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Installing a pedestal sink is a relatively easy job. You definitely need to mount the sink to the wall. If you can't mount it to studs use sturdy metal wall anchors. You do not necessarily need to drill a hole in the floor to secure the base piece. If the top is secured to the wall and sits properly on the base, the base should not move. Though you may consider it if you think kids or dogs will go crashing into it.

It is generally a one man job though you may need some help lifting and holding the base in place while securing the top. And changing the shut off valves is a pretty easy job too - just make sure the water is turned off.
 
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Thanks Hammylinky - appreciated

Would you suggest cutting a whole in the dry wall and adding a 2x6 or some form of cross-beam to mount the sink to or can I just use lag bolts or some form of wall anchor?
 
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You should not have to install a beam to mount the sink too. I mounted mine with wall anchors that have the large fins which expand against the wall when they are inserted. The top piece of the sink does not move.
 
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Thanks so much for you help!!! I installed the new toilet last night and will do the sink tongiht, I'll let you know how I make out...
 
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