Pedestal Sink install


Old 05-05-16, 06:32 AM
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Pedestal Sink install

we just remodeled our half bath and ripped out the old pedestal.. the base of it was not bolted to the floor.. it looks like the new ones say to bolt to the floor.. I'm not thrilled about drilling through the new tile and floor.. do I have to? also, my old pedestal sink was 33.5 inches high.. Do I need to get one the same height or do you think I will be alright with getting a little bit taller.. or impossible to know unless you get into the wall? thanks
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Old 05-05-16, 08:06 AM
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The pedestal is often decorative not structural. The sink is hung on the wall from a bracket. There should be a 2x8 or 2x10 between the studs behind the Sheetrock to fasten the bracket to.
do I have to [fasten the pedestal]?
Do you want to risk it getting knocked around? The old one may have just been caulked. I wouldn't guarantee caulk would hold.
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If you have young children, make sure that thing is secured.
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is drilling through tile flooring pretty easy?
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It's not difficult but you need a bit made for drilling tile. Should be stocked anywhere they sell tile.
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As a plumber I dont bolt the pedestals down...
Old 05-05-16, 05:42 PM
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I agree with Mike. Don't bolt it down. By virtue that it will be held in place by the sing itself and a bit of caulking should be strong enough even with an occasion kick from a kid.
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