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AdamB5000 11-24-2008 12:43 PM

Anchoring a pedestal sink basin - stud or drywall anchor?
I recently finished tiling and painting my bathroom. It's a full remodel (except the tub/shower). I have a new pedestal sink that I'm going to install. I'm basically new to everything and I'm learning as I go.

I was reading the sink's instructions and also some online tips and found that the basin really should be anchored to some blocking or studs. The problem is I have no blocking and the sink won't catch a stud (not even one side).

I'm willing to cut out my finished, painted drywall enough to install a blocker or two, repair, sand, paint and then anchor. My question is, are two drywall anchors enough to anchor the basin to the wall knowing that the pedestal is supporting the weight? If the answer is "no" or "yes, but REALLY not recommended" I'm am still willing to dig into the drywall. I figure I'd ask because if drywall anchors are more than enough, I'll get the job finished much quicker.

But... I'd rather do it right.

Thanks, guys and gals!

majakdragon 11-24-2008 12:57 PM

Dig out the drywall saw. You never know when a child or even an adult will pull or lean on the basin. I use 1/4 or 3/8" lag screws with washers at the head on the ones I install.

Termite 11-24-2008 01:21 PM

Agreed, a drywall anchor isn't good enough. Cut out the sheetrock and install a 2x6 between the studs with the edge vertically so it lays flush against the rock when it's re-installed. Screw the blocking very securely to the studs at each end.

AdamB5000 11-24-2008 01:42 PM

Thanks a lot, guys. I'll certainly get the job done right. It'll take a little longer, but I'll surely have a piece of mind knowing it's secure and done properly.

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