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Old 07-30-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Our son in law remodeled our bathroom and everything looks pretty good except the vanity has legs on it and since the floors not level one leg was off the floor. We placed a felt piece underneath it and it looks odd. Well I just realized (after looking at the paper work that came with the vanity) that he left the shipping feet on! That of course makes all four legs a little higher. It's too late to remove them now so does anyone have ideas how to make it less noticeable! So frustrating.
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Without a picture where going to have to make some guesses.
Why can it not be removed? Should be pretty simple to take out.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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I thought since the vanity is already attached to the wall and the sink is in,it would involve the plumbing and also everything would be moved down if we could take the shipping feet off. Is that correct or am I wrong?
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Your right and there also should be a few screws holding the base to the wall.
But it's all still in most cases a repair 101 job with simple hand tools.
Might take a whole 10 min to get it ready to pull out.
Close the supply shut offs off, disconnect the supply lines, disconnect the trap, remove the screws in the wall if there are any holding it in place, cut any caulking along the back splash.
And it's ready to come out.
Why's your son in law not dealing with his mess up?
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Sounds like it might be worth doing. He doesn't realize he left them on. I am assuming he didn't read the instructions that came with the vanity. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it!
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Put in a few more screws, cut the legs off, make it a floating vanity...
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:40 AM   #7
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My mother in law would tell me about it and then prepare a great dinner. I'd be embarrassed but feel I'd done my best.

I'm not sure about the shipping feet, but it needs to come off. Legs must be on the floor solid. If the vanity moves, it can lead to leaks and other damages. The feet, as they are, may have also changed the height? Also vanity with legs will not be reinforced to float.

The legs probably are adjustable, and may have options to clip on a toe kick board.
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I told him a few days ago and he said he'd leave them on in case water got on the floor it wouldn't touch the wood. My response was the only time water made it to the vanity in the past was when the toilet over flowed and the water would be higher than the shipping legs anyway. These are not adjustable and the instructions say to pull them off with pliers. Also it is higher which I'm not too happy about either. Since he didn't offer to fix it,we will probably take them off ourselves. Hopefully it won't be a big deal.

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I would also consider leaving them on, depending on the type of material the legs are made of and how noticeable/ugly the feet are.

I have seen many vanities with the cheap pressboard sides and legs which became delaminated over time.
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