pedestal sinks

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Christian Glock, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Christian Glock

    Christian Glock New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis MO
    I put in a pedestal sink and three weeks go by and the thing cracks! what went wrong here I have an idea but I was hoping for some confirmation.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 9, 2010
  2. krow

    krow Plumber

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Depending where it cracked

    I'm going to guess around the drain opening.
    1)P.O. plug was installed to tight.
    2)Drain opening was not perfectly round causing the PO plug not to sit square in the hole
    3) Bad make of sink
    4)Kids dropped something in the sink
    5) ect.............

    Any number of reasons would be a cause
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    lav

    There is no obvious reason why it should happen, therefore we would have to know WHERE it cracked because every spot could have a different cause.
     
  5. RTAPlumbing

    RTAPlumbing Plumber

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Location:
    lawrenceville, GA
    i hate it for you. If you could upload a photo we could possibly tell more of what could have happened.
     
  6. Christian Glock

    Christian Glock New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis MO
    It's a crack 4" long a 1/4" away from the drain. I was worried about the mounting bolts until the home owner told me this (he isn't blaming me thank goodness) . I don't think I tightened the drain much more than hand tight (it's pretty hard to over tighten the drain right?)
    Thanks for your help.
     
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    crack

    You can "overtighten" a drain, but sometimes it is necessary to prevent a leak. Installing it just past handtight, would almost always guarantee a leak. That location, and depending on where it started and the direction, would usually indicate a weak spot in the sink and the drain caused stress that cracked it.
     
Similar Threads: pedestal sinks
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice 2 pedestal sinks - need feedback on drain/vent arrangement May 1, 2017
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Adding two pedestal sinks on a concrete slab... May 27, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Tubular offset for pedestal sinks Mar 28, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Pedestal sinks. Standard mount dimensions? Apr 22, 2011
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Pedestal sinks. Pain in rear!!!! Aug 14, 2008

Share This Page