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shabba1985 12-11-2009 12:42 PM

holding down a vanity sink
 
Hi

I think this is the right section for this thread... anyhow, I have a vanity sink which I have decided to either place it ontop of wood or tile. What is the best way to attach the sink to the substrate (wood or tiles) so it is solidyly fixed into place, of course to an extent the fixtures and fittings of the sink will give it SOME support, BUT it will be the material/method used to attach the sink to the substrate which will be most important.

Any tip's or hints would be appreciated!!! :thumbup:

shabba

Bob Mariani 12-11-2009 02:18 PM

just use silicone caulking. The faucets do nothing to aid in support.

shabba1985 12-11-2009 07:52 PM

ty bob

i shall try that, i guess it would be also suitable for the taps to?

when i do the silicone caulking, am I going to put it around the edge of the basin/tap or in the centre ... preferably use masking tape aswell, any tips on the best way to do the silicone caulking?

Bob Mariani 12-12-2009 06:13 AM

The faucets will have gaskets with the unit. Just add some plumbers putty if you want to. Silicone will work but makes removal latter for repairs more difficult. Just apply a bead of caulking around the edge of the opening, set the sink in place, center it and wiggle it into the caulking. Clean the edges with alcohol.

DangerMouse 12-12-2009 06:31 AM

the few times i've put in vanities, they attached to the WALL for strength, not the floor.

DM

shabba1985 12-12-2009 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Mariani (Post 365386)
The faucets will have gaskets with the unit. Just add some plumbers putty if you want to. Silicone will work but makes removal latter for repairs more difficult. Just apply a bead of caulking around the edge of the opening, set the sink in place, center it and wiggle it into the caulking. Clean the edges with alcohol.

Hey, what is caulking... excuse my ignorance i am from UK so possibly we call caulking something else as I went to the B and Q and the closest thing they had to caulking was decorates caulk and that is used for somethng else... i.e. not and adhesive.

I was also then advised by the staff to use "no more nails" or "unibond" as a solution to glueing it down.

shabba1985 12-12-2009 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 365388)
the few times i've put in vanities, they attached to the WALL for strength, not the floor.

DM

yes some do and some don't I am looking for the finish where the sink is off both the front and back i.e. sitting in the middle of the designated place

Bob Mariani 12-12-2009 07:41 PM

these will work. Silicone is an adhesive caulking.


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