Re: anchoring the bowl of a pedestal sink into old tile
Posted by e-plumber on February 01, 2004 at 16:12:13:
In response to Re: anchoring the bowl of a pedestal sink into old tile
: I was about to begin the process of anchoring the bowl of my new pedestal sink into a tile wall with 1/8'' toggle bolts when I realized I needed a 3/8'' masonary bit.

: I told the guy at my local hardware store my plans and he looked at me like I was about to do something very bad.

: The house is old and I don't want to chip off the old tile to install a 2 x 10 brace. What I have is a metal mounting bracket with five holoes and two holes on each side of the pedestal. I think I can get it to be relatively secure with the toggle bolts into my tile and plaster wall (1907 bathroom). I know the pedestal isn't supposed to support all (or any?) of the weight, but I keep thinking that it will take some of the pressure off of the wall and my brace.

: Any thoughts? Has anyone tried to install one of these without first putting a brace into the wall?

: My pregnent wife would like me to get this done by the end of the day regardless if I miss the super bowl or not.
: Thanks, R-Man.

If the pedestal came with a wall bracket, use it. If there are additional holes in the basin, use them to anchor it to the wall. You cannot rely on adhesive caulking alone. I wouldn't count on the piping to hold it up either if it were to become dislodged.
Good Luck. e-plumber

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