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williamp 06-04-2007 09:53 PM

Pedestal sink
 
I have a new pedestal basin and stand to install. The manufacturer's guidelines recommend having wood blocking behind the drywall in order to anchor the basin.
I am told that large plastic mollies are strong enough to hold the sink in the drywall. Has anyone done this before?

Thanks

Ron The Plumber 06-04-2007 10:42 PM

You can use mollies but wood backing is better, if you use mollies use metal ones.

troubleseeker 06-05-2007 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by williamp (Post 47730)
I have a new pedestal basin and stand to install. The manufacturer's guidelines recommend having wood blocking behind the drywall in order to anchor the basin.
I am told that large plastic mollies are strong enough to hold the sink in the drywall. Has anyone done this before?

Thanks

I personally hate moly bolts with a passion, and would never suggest holding a pedstal sink to the wall with them, or much of anything else for that matter. You will be much better of with toggle bolts, if installing a block is not posssible.

williamp 06-14-2007 05:50 PM

Trouble,
what about using toggle bolts in connection with using silicon on all surfaces on the back of the basin that touch the wall? Would that make it less likely to pull away from the wall if one of the kids starts leaning on it?


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