wobbly pedestal sink basin


Old 04-18-16, 07:07 AM
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wobbly pedestal sink basin

Hi, I had a bathroom floor installed, which ended up being lower by a little less than 1/8 in than original. when placing the pedestal under the sink again, I noticed the basin is wobbly. It is attatched with a bracket. I have to replace the j-bend, so I just had the basin there so it's not laying around somewhere. The bracket looks fine, so I think it's the small change in hight that's causing this problem. Does this seem right?

while looking into this online, it seems you can shim the pedestal, which should fix the problem. I havent used one of these ( I guess they are usually metal). Do you hammer in the shim ?(obviously not hammering the pedestal cause it'll break)
The floors are vinyl (the allure glue together type), would the shims scratch the floor while trying to put the in?
How would they be removed if I would ever need to pull the pedestal out?

Also read that adhesive caulk behind the basin where meets the wall is a good idea. Is that information correct?

thanks everyone.
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Old 04-18-16, 07:46 AM
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I would think a few plastic shims and caulking would be good enough. While my pedestal sink set fine in my half bath, the commode didn't so I used PVC shims and caulking. That was around 6 months ago and it's doing fine.

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