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Old 04-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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New wall-mount vanity, but huge hump in wall


Apparently the drywaller decided to bring the drywall out to meet a cleanout under the vanity, instead of leaving the wall flat and having the cleanout poke through. But now I need to mount the floating vanity on the wall. The hump is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch, close to the middle of the vanity.

I can shim it out at the top and sides, but that's a lot of space. There will be only one foot on either side of the vanity, so it's going to be hard to see unless you stick your head down there.

Fortunately the counter is separate, so I can slide that flush to the wall (the hump is virtually gone at the vanity top).

Should I shave down the hump, or just shim it?

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A picture won't really show it, and I don't have one. But I'll draw you a diagram.

If the wall were flat, the cleanout would stick out from the drywall. But instead, the drywall (or the joint compound) is raised to meet the cleanout.

I routed out a space on the back of the vanity for the cleanout. But I'm trying to decide whether to shave down the hump around the cleanout so the vanity will sit flat against the wall without so much shimming on the top and sides.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
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Nothing like a good learning experience ...

As I was shaving down the hump all the way up the wall (holding my straight edge horizontal), it suddenly occurred to me that the limiting factor was the lower part of the wall, since my level showed that to stick out more than the upper part. Thus, much of my work on the upper wall was for nothing, the vanity would not even be touching it. I might have figured that out if the clean out was not there, since I was focusing on working around that instead of figuring out what was the part of the wall that stuck out most (the bottom).

Anyway, got it shaved down and primed and mounted the vanity to the wall. Still sits about 1/4 inch away from the wall at the top, but the counter top covers the gap and you can't really see it on the sides.
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