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mollywobbles 03-26-2013 01:10 PM

Pedestal sink for old bathroom?
 
My 1911 home's main bath has a pedestal sink installed about 15 years ago. Walls are plaster/lathe still in good condition. The sink was only glued to the wall and has come loose. The bowl is also loose from the pedestal! A wonder it functions without falling over! It does but it is dangerous and has a small leak. If I keep the sink, what is the best way to attach it safely? If I opt for a new sink and it is not pedestal, I have to deal with a 4"wide x 6-7" high wood box along the wall base which was originally built to enclose the incoming the water pipes.

joecaption 03-26-2013 04:49 PM

Got a picture?
That sink was suppost to be lag bolted to the studs or a 2 X 6 wooden plate behind the wall.
Some use a steel plate that mounts to the wall and the sink slids onto the plate.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...lectedIndex=21

The sink just sits on the pedistal, it's not attached to it in most cases.

mollywobbles 03-27-2013 11:41 AM

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joecaption,
Here are a couple pics. You can see that the bowl was "puttied" to the pedestal. There was originally a large old-fashioned iron sink that was bolted to a piece of iron which was presumably bolted to the wall. That was all removed.
Thank you for the link--Very helpful!
I think the leak is just around the faucet mount. Not sure, but it's just occasional.

TrailerParadise 03-27-2013 02:02 PM

If you decided to go back with something other than the pedestal you could always notch the back bottom edge to fit around the box. Cut a square out of the bottom back edge and then screw it to the wall, the box for the plumbing would then be partially hidden by the vanity. If its a small bathroom, a pedestal is probably best. I would do that in my tiny bathroom if it wasnt for the fact that there are five giant drain holes in my floor that need covered.


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