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Old 04-21-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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I am trying to install a two-piece pedestal sink (bowl and pedestal) and need some input as to how to level the bowl. The pedestal top is level to the floor but the sink needs to come up on one side to be level. What is recommended to put between the bowl and pedestal to accomplish this and make it rigid to stand up to people leaning on it. TIA

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Typically, the pedestal shouldn't actually be what supports the sink. It should be supported to the framing in the wall, and very slightly rest on the pedestal. Most pedestal sinks should be installed so that you could remove the pedestal and not affect the function of the sink.

Do you have it bolted to the wall????

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The sink has a lip on it and sits down over the pedestal. The wall does not have a support in it and I was hoping to install it as a free standing pedestal sink, but bolted to the wall to prevent wandering. Is this advised, if so are there recommended anchors.
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Hi All:

Since you asked...

Two options here:

(1) open wall and install proper backing for this pedestal (2"x6" minimum)

(2) Use 3/8" toggle bolts and washers and adhesive caulking from back of sink to wall.

Anything less will result in issues down the road when 300 pound Bubba drops by and leans on that sink while admiring his chest hair in the mirror!!!

Hey...best case is to open wall and install proper backing...then install leveling shims (hard or soft plastic...sold at all home supply stores nowadays) to level top, and give slight caulk between top and base to hide shims...then use 3/8" x 3" lag screws (pre-drill 1/2 size into backing).

Toggles work well, too (except against Bubba)!!

Let us know what you think.
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The sink has a lip on it and sits down over the pedestal. The wall does not have a support in it and I was hoping to install it as a free standing pedestal sink, but bolted to the wall to prevent wandering. Is this advised, if so are there recommended anchors.
I understand, but that is just not a good way to do it. Most pedestal sinks do have the lip you're speaking of. Unfortunately, it isn't for bearing. It will look fine, but when bubba leans on it, it will move, and will probably cause issues with the drain.

BP's suggestion of installing blocking in the wall is the correct course of action. Toggle bolts would work, but the connection will only be as strong as your 1/2" drywall...Not very strong at all. You can cut out the sheetrock with a knife in an area concealed by the back of the sink and use a handsaw and chisel to remove enough of the studs to recess a 2x6...Don't remove more of the stud than necessary. Use deck screws to secure the 2x6 into the existing studs, and then replace the sheetrock. If the hole is visible, mud, tape, and paint. Then use lag bolts into pre-drilled holes in the wall blocking to secure the sink tight.

Not what you want to hear, but it is the only good advice there is on this topic!
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