How to Install a Pedestal Sink

Give your bathroom style and more room  with a pedestal sink before you start  check the installation instructions for  support and plumbing requirements  keep in mind you might need to reroute  plumbing to remove your old vanity turn  off the water supply and turn on the  faucet to relieve pressure in the lines  loosen the nuts to remove the drain  pipes and disconnect the water lines  from the valves cut the sealant along  the backsplash and remove it.

If your  vanity is secured to the wall separate  the top from the vanity with a putty  knife lift it off and back out the  screws the vanity should now pull out  with the old vanity out you can make  plumbing repairs such as moving the  supply lines and drain consider  installing new plumbing since it will be  visible some pedestal sinks require  support board behind the finish wall for  extra strength to install mark the sink  height on the wall cut out part of the  wall board and studs and install the  support board with screws then repair  the wall surface this is an ideal time  to paint install wall tile or new  flooring  to install the new pedestal sink mark  the centerline on the wall and floor .

Then make a mark ten inches from the  wall accounting for the baseboard  position the pedestal on the mark and  set the sink tight against the wall  check for level and adjust the pedestal  as needed mark the sinks anchor holes on  the wall and the pedestal hole on the  floor move the sink and pedestal aside  and drill the three holes  next install hanger bolts in the wall  leaving about one inch extending from  the wall secure the pedestal to the  floor with a lag bolt and washer don’t  over tighten attach your faucet and  drain before setting the sink bowl in  place now position it over the hanger  bolts level it and secure it with tap  nuts and washers again don’t over  tighten reconnect the drain and water  supply and check for leaks consider  adding a new mirror and lighting fixture  to match the look of your new sink want  more great ideas and how-tos  go to or click to  subscribe next learn how to install a faucet you.

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