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Old 07-31-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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We are installing a new pedestal sink...the american standard wolfsburg series....we have an existing tile wall and don't want to open wall in bathroom to mount 2x8 support for sink...i don't think the sink is placed in a way that we will hit studs with the lag bolts provided are there alternatives? can i use toggle bolts to attach the sink to the wall?

the tile is mounted on 1/2 inch drywall which is screwed into the studs

i guess the other option would be cut into the bathroom from adjoining room and put support in from the back?

any help would be great...thanks in advance

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The weight of the sink should be supported by the pedestal, not the wall. You can use plastic anchors for the tile wall that work great, they will just hold the bowl in place, while the pedestal gets lagged into the floor.

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I recently installed one myself. I think I would use the toggle bolts at the very minimum. If you have access from an adjoining room, install the blocking.
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The weight of the sink should be supported by the pedestal, not the wall.
This is very correct..It is rather tricky to ensure the sink ang the Pedestal just in the right spot for the support to happen... make sure you try it out well before puting the hole in the wall... otherwise... any gap between the sink and the pedestal will make your installation fail.... may be an expert can tell us what is the procedure to ensure the positioning I myself don't know a good stragegy

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If you don't mind opening the other room's wall I would place some support there. The pedestal will support the sink but it doesn't hurt to have the wall support it first. I have always considered the pedestal to be a secondary support one that is not relied on. All this really is, is a wall sink with a pedestal under it. Make sense?
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:21 PM   #6
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I think it should be the other way around, pedestal being the main support... the wall being secondary.... base on the principle of physics.... weight support by down below .... is better than on the side.... and if you think about it... a fat guy leaning all his weight on the sink when he wash his face... can break any support on the side... but not down below....

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