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Old 02-23-2015, 08:50 AM   #1
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Advice on mounting a sink


Hi,
I have purchased an American Standard Lakewell Cast Iron sink.
It was/is my intent to mount this sink higher than what is specified on their spec sheet. They have the lip of the sink at 26" which is very low. Most sinks are 30 - 33".
This sink comes with a hangar to mount it to the wall. It also has a separate floor standing P Trap that goes with it. I was not planning on using that P Trap and just have it mounted to the wall then get a seperate chrome P trap for the drain.
There is a comment on that page that says this sink must sit on the P Trap which is on the floor to help support the sink. I can't find the weight anywhere on their site, but it is fairly heavy- I'll guess 40 - 50 lbs or so.
So my question is whether the general opinion is whether just having this sink on the hangar is enough support or do I absolutely have to have it sitting on the P Trap?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:51 AM   #2
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Here's a link to the sink:
http://www.americanstandard-us.com/c...k/#loc_experts
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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No way would I just hang that style on the wall.
Where's your drain, the wall, floor?
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Drain is in the wall.
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You must use the cast iron trap as it is part of the support system.
Also, the drain outlet is much larger and requires the 3" or 2" trap.
You also need a tapped San. Tee in the wall to connect it to.
You'll need a helper to carry that sink too. I never weighed one but I bet it's over 100lbs
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One way to raise it would be to use long nipple between the floor flange and ptrap
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Not sure if I follow what you are saying on the "long nipple between the floor flange and ptrap". ?? I was thinking about casting a concrete pedastal/base that it would sit on that would be raised up from the floor?

If you look at this picture (http://www.houzz.com/photos/6050119/...-santa-barbara) it looks like the sink is raised up via a pipe of some sort...hard to tell.
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I'm viewing this thread from my phone so the last link wants me to load an app to view the site, which I won't do. So I can't see the image.
However, those case iron traps receive a pipe nipple at the bottom which rests on the floor like a leg. This takes some of the sink weight.
If you lengthen that nipple the sink rim will raise accordingly.
Of course, you will also need to adjust the tee in the wall as well.
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remhed do you have any backing boards in the wall?
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thats the way to raise the sink height...use a threaded nipple as shown in santa barbara picture and as e mentioned you will have to adjust tee height as well
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remhed do you have any backing boards in the wall?
Yes I have a horizontal 2x4 between two studs that is also supported from below to mount the hangar onto.
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