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Old 04-09-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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Bathroom sink

I am remodeling my half bath and have a couple of questions regarding the toilet and the sink.

First the toilet..... I installed a natural slate floor, the tops of the 6x6 tiles are not smooth. How do I make sure the toilet will not "rock" once seated and if it does what can i do?

The sink.... I removed the vanity and I disconnected the two water supply lines going up the sink, there are two copper rings, my guess is they are compression fittings, do I need to replace those when reinstalling the vanity?

thanks for the help in advance!



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Old 04-10-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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Check in the plumbing repair aisle for toilet shims. These are little white shims used for leveling toilets.Fit them, then cut them off so you cant see them.

If the brass rings are visible, then the compression nut must also still be on the pipe.

I would install 2 new shut off valves and then run new braided steel supply tubes from the valves to the vanity faucet.


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Is the slate porous? If it's not use plaster around the bowl. It will give it a finished look and support it well.
I'm assuming you disconnected the nuts from the angle stops and removed the sink like that? You could probably re-install them exactly as they are if you really wanted to. Slather some dope all over the threads and compression rings and tighten them down. Just keep an eye on it for leaks for a couple hours after installation. I would highly recommend replacing the supply lines rather than re-using them though.
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