Clay tile wall - wall mount sink

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by bvscott, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. bvscott

    bvscott New Member

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    Hi all-
    First post here - thanks ahead of time for any help and advice.

    I have a funny little house - 640 sqft, all the walls (including interior) are made of clay tile (http://www.sandkuhl.com/Photos/Partition%20Tile/Partition-Tile-BB.gif for clarification)

    I'm tearing into my bathroom in the next couple weeks and want to do a wall mount sink if possible, but am curious about what kind of a load this tile can hold. Any way to do it (without furring out the wall to make a frame)? Am I just asking for trouble?

    Any thoughts are welcomed. Thanks

    Ben
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Is the plumbing in the wall for the sink already?
    To wall mount, you would need to drill holes and then use toggle bolts. It might work out for you. Toggle bolts with large fender washers on the sink side. If you pick up 1/4", then a 1/4 x 20 threaded nut with fender washer works. If it doesn't work, then I guess furring the wall works. That or a small cabinet.
  3. bvscott

    bvscott New Member

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    Thanks, Terry.
    Plumbing is not in the wall - will come through the floor and be exposed. You're not concerned about the load on the tile walls? I have this nightmare of getting it all done and then it rips out of the wall, but maybe that's silly
    Thanks again
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2014
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If the plumbing comes from the floor, you will need either a vent, or an AAV for the vent.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Clay tile wall which are usually plastered are fairly strong, but I would put chrome legs under the front to minimize stress on the wall in case some one sits on the sink.
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