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Old 11-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Hello all. I need your help. I have asked everyone I know and nobody seems to have a reasonable answer. Here is my problem. I really hope you can help...

I am replacing the bathroom vanity as part of a remodeling project. The new vanity has access only from the back and the front is solid with absolutely no access. The water lines should be easy to plug in since they are long and flexible and I can just plug them in and then pull the unit back against the wall to the final position. The challenge comes from the drain. How do I install the drain line before it is in the final position. I would have to fully install the drain and then pull back the vanity against the wall to its permanent position.

I went to the local stores and nobody seems to have a drain pipe or solution for this particular situation.

I have included pictures below. Please help! I sincerely appreciate all your feedback. Thank you all!
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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Call the maker----I'll bet those end up in the discount bin soon---return it----

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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If you can "bust" an access hole through the back of the wall - behind
where it's going to be installed - might be able to make it work.
Bad design!

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It would have been simple for them to have made an access panel on the front of it when it was made.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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I don't see how anyone could design something like that. Probably designed and made in china. I would return it also.
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If I had to guess, I would have to say that it was made as a holy water basin, not as a sink. As for the connection, you would have a access on the backside of the wall, to shut off water, or do anything with the plumbing.

BTW, where did you find that gem?
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hold it about 3 to 4 inches from wall just like a pedilstol sink not fun to hook up but do able
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can you provide a photo of where the stub out or trap adaptor is for the drain at the wall where you want to install this sink.
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I don't think that's a lavatory. Where's the faucet suppose to go? What would the flexible supply lines even hook up to?
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I don't think that's a lavatory. Where's the faucet suppose to go? What would the flexible supply lines even hook up to?
The faucet would be attached to the wall.
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Thank you for all the feedback. Greatly appreciated. It seems my options are:

(1) Create an access door or panel from the wall behind which by the way is an exterior wall thus I am not sure yet what the implications are.

(2) Install as a free standing pedestal a few inches away from the wall

(3) Use some kind of flexible drain pipe to secure and tighten all connections and then push back against the wall.

(4) Return to store <<not my wife's favorite option>>

For those that asked for additional picture, here is (1) the top of the vanity where you see the holes to install the faucet and (2) the final location where it will be installed.

Again, all the feedback has been fantastic. Thank you!
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is there a way to pop of one of the side "panels" to get access to the underside of the sink???
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The frame is built with a material that looks like a hard (heavy) resin composite or fiberglass but it is like 1/2" thick. I am sure a hole could be made but I doubt the cut would be clean enough. Later today I will take a second look in that particular area to see if it is at least thinner. Thanks!

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