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Old 04-29-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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Installing wall mounted vanity

Behind the drywall I have 2x6 studs. I will be mounting vanity and than a heavy 32" sink. There are four brackets top and bottom.
I haver robitson #14, 3" wood screws I've been given at HD and washers. Should I get hex head screws instead of the robitson screws and use a nut driver? Is the robitson #14, 3" wood screw good enough or would something else be preferred? First I would pre-drill with a small drill bit so I don't split the 2x6 when driving it through. This is the first time doing this so i want to make sure it stays up. I have two kids so I will also install French cleat underneath. Any suggestions/help would be much appreciated.


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Old 04-30-2011, 08:36 AM   #2
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You should be fine with the screws---However, The lag screws have a higher shear strength---If you feel safer using lags--go for it.

My biggest concern would be the length of the screws and the location of you water lines---

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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Didn't the vanity come with installation instructions?
I usually just follow them.
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