Pedestal sink issues

Old 08-16-06, 12:32 PM
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Question Pedestal sink issues

I'm replacing a vanity in my upstairs bath with a pedestal sink, a Jameco/Mancesa V6000. The included instructions are useless, so it's been a tough install.

I set up everything, leveled it off, & outlined it on the wall & floor. I cut away the drywall behind it, & installed a 4x4 between the studs. Since it won't show, I patched it with plywood, using joint compound to even it with the wall. I set it all back up, marked the holes in the back of the basin on the wall, & drilled them for 1/4" lag screws. That's when I realized the included mounting bracket doesn't line up with those holes. After much head scratching, I figured it must mount under the back edge, with the angled tabs facing up & over the basin. The problem is, the mounting slots are below the wood bracing I put in. Can I just use toggle bolts on the bracket, or do I have to cut up more of my wall? I will have the lag screws thru the holes in the basin into the 4x4 in the wall.

Also, the drain stub in the wall is left of the pedestal, & I don't want to deal with relocating it. I plan to cut it back to line up with the faucet drain, & use 90deg elbows on them. Will that take care of it properly?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Joanne in VA
Old 08-16-06, 05:37 PM
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Joanne: That is why we install 2x12's along walls where there may be such things as pedestal sinks. Just installing tile on the floor can cause the brackets to not hit the wood behind it. With a 2x12, you really have to work at not hitting the wood with the screws. Your 4x4 was a little overkill for depth, but not enough for height within the wall cavity.
Now, if your sink has holes in the flange on the underside, you can install lag bolts with washers, but very carefully, as the porcelain will break with too much pressure.
Hope this helps. Post back if we can help further, or if I did not understand your situation completely.

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