Standard procedure for mounting pedestal sink?

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  1. coldsolderjoint

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    My mother wants to re-home our old pedestal sink to her place.

    Its in my yard with the two pieces separate currently.

    When I removed it from our house, there were two toggle bolts holding the basin part against the wall, and the pedestal part was holding it "up". If i had removed the pedestal part by itself, I'm pretty sure the basin part would have ripped right out of the wall.

    Is that how its supposed to be? How should I re-install it in her place?

    (It will be replacing that '60's Kolher sink you guys helped me with previously)
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Pedestal sinks almost never hang on the wall. They NEED the pedestal, unless it is a sink where the pedestal can be an afterthought, which I doubt yours is. You install the pedestal, then set the sink on it and fasten it to the wall.
     
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  4. coldsolderjoint

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    Thanks! I guess the last guy to work in this house didn't fasten the pedestal, it was just sorta jammed under the basin part.
     
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    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Many, if not most, are installed that way. The sink holds them in place once the sink is secured to the wall.
     
  6. ckl111

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    After everything has been aligned and tightened up top, I usually put a little bit of silicone between the floor and the back of the pedestal to hold it in place.
     
  7. coldsolderjoint

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    Thanks guys! This forum is petty great in that we DIY can get this info.

    My mother called off the project, but now I know for next time I have to put in a pedestal sink :-D
     
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; but now I know for next time I have to put in a pedestal sink

    By then you will probably have forgotten it, and have to ask again.
     
  9. BobL43

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    Why HJ, because it's so complicated? :p
     
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    Next time the lesson will probably involve the height of the trap arm, regardless.
     
  11. coldsolderjoint

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    oh well.. maybe someone else who is smart enough to search will learn from this thread
     
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