Pedestal sinks are often installed in bathrooms where space does not permit a sink vanity cabinet. The toilet is secured using a pedestal below the drain to encourage the sink and hide the pipes. Some preparation is required by installing a sink. There needs to be flat plank or a strip between wall studs behind the wallboard to secure the sink to. Leaking pipes, water supply lines and drain, must be installed; most communities need that this be done by a licensed plumber so check local building codes. Techniques that are mounting that are specific vary, so read lavatory installation directions.

Find the pipes lines and place the pedestal. Put and the level that was restroom using a degree. Measure and mark the spots for holes with tape measure and mark. Work supporting the pedestal to find the points and from beneath the restroom. Guarantee that the positions fit together with the rough pipes.

Put the pedestal in place to place the sink against the wall. Install a mounting plate into the blocking board in the wall using screws, if the sink uses a mounting bracket; using this style a plate onto the rear of the sink fits into the mounting bracket. Gently the sink straight to the backing board with spikes through holes in the rear of the sink when it uses mounting. Pre-drill lag bolt holes using a power drill. Put in place to place the sink. Check specific installation directions as some styles call for mounting the pedestal first, others secure it to the ground after pipes is hooked up.

Test match a P-trap to connect the sink drain into the rough drain; place it against the two relations and cut the rough drain using a hack saw when needed so the trap fits correctly. Slip openings onto the P-trap over the sink drain and rough drain and secure them together with the screw-type compression straps on the trap.

Install a faucet and handles; this fluctuates with the kind of faucet and whether grips are attached or separate. Put the faucet in place in the holes in the sink and secure that, usually with nuts which fit over screw relations, on the bottom of the faucet.

Hook the faucet to water distribution lines with hoses that are connecting up. Fasten hoses into the proper faucet connections , then secure the other end into the shut-off valves set up in the rough pipes. Secure these.

Put the pedestal in place, if directions didn’t call for procuring it first, and fasten it to the ground with screws. Caulk the rear of the pedestal if it is called to by directions where the sink sits.

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