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Old 04-05-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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laundry sink needs wall-mount faucet - can I cheat?


I've been wanting to replace the old plastic laundry sink in my basement with a ceramic sink, and yesterday I found a perfect one at an architectural salvage place. Perfect except that it doesn't have a deck or holes for mounting a faucet, so a wall-mount faucet would be needed.

That would be possible, but only with a lot of fussing, based on the way things are set up now. What if, instead, I built a deck just behind the sink, and mounted the faucet on that? Assuming I wanted to do that, what material would be the simplest to use? e.g could I actually just waterproof some wood? Could it be that simple?

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Sure. Build a "box" behind the area you want the sink and make sure you install proper studs to mount the sink on. Run the waterlines inside the box and mount the faucet to it. A few coats of Poly should make it basically water resistant. I did this to install a pedestal sink where rerouting the plumbing would have been high dollar and loads of work. I built a box with access door for any future use. You could make the area for the waterlines (supplys) that attach to the faucet, removable (held with screws) for ease of installation.

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Nice - thanks!
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