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Installing a Pedestal Sink Instructions

  • Pedestal Sinks

    Pedestal sinks have remained popular as a more formal and stylish alternative to countertop sinks. Despite their popularity, however, it can be difficult to choose the correct type of sink and install it properly. Please consult our tutorials on faucet basics and replacing a bathroom faucet once you are ready to install your faucet with you new sink!

  • Overview

    In order to install your sink correctly, there are a few precautions you will have to take. First, make sure that the wall behind it is something substantial to bolt the sink into. Set the basin down and mark the location for the mounting holes. Next, drill the holes. Then install faucet and drain assembly onto the basin. Attach the water supply pipes to the sink. Finally, run the water and test for leaks.

  • Ensuring Substantial Support

    In order to secure the pedestal sink to the wall behind it there must be something substantial to bolt into. Tiles set on a mortar base will typically be substantial enough provided that you use heavy-duty wall anchors. If there is only plaster or drywall behind the sink then you must install blocking under the wall surface to support the sink. To do this, remove the plaster or drywall behind the sink, nail or screw in blocking so that the sink can be properly hung, and repair the hole with water resistant drywall.

  • Marking the Location

    Freely set the basin and pedestal in position and prop up the basin with 2x4s so that it is steady. Make sure the sink is level both front to back and left to right. Mark the location for the mounting holes on the wall for both the basin and pedestal.

  • Installing the Faucet

    Drill holes corresponding to your marks and the type of fasteners you plan to use. Install the faucet and drain assembly on the basin. Attach the water supply lines to the faucet.

  • Installing the Basin

    Now, put the basin and pedestal back in position but only bolt the basin in place. Be careful not to over tighten the bolts and crack the sink. Next with the basin supported by some 2x4s slip the pedestal out from under the basin.

  • Completing the Installation

    Complete the installation of the drain and water supply lines and test for leaks. If you have a leak, use some Teflon tape and re-secure the fittings. Move the pedestal back into its final position and bolt it to the floor. If the pedestal is not designed for floor bolts, then apply adhesive caulk to the bottom and top of the pedestal before putting it in position.

  • Finishing Touches

    To complete the project caulk the joint between the sink and the wall. Smooth and blend the bead by moistening your finger and running it over the bead. Enjoy the beauty of your new sink!


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