How to Install a Pedestal Sink

From on August 07, 2009 in Bathroom Remodel

The basic idea is rather simple. A pedestal sink consists of a ceramic bowl placed on top of a ceramic pedestal. Mix in some modern plumbing and you’ve got an instant gorgeous sink. pedestal-sink.jpgPhoto Credit: mangpages People are drawn to this stylish bathroom sink because of its classic appeal. standing on one leg, the pedestal sink is a very practical alternative to larger space-eating vanities. Choosing a modern pedestal may require a bit of research. Pedestal styles have changed a lot since the golden days. Plus, you probably don’t want to go through the hassle of exchanging it later. So make sure to browse through all of your options before purchasing. When you’re ready to install, you can have a professional do it. Or, you can be a DIY super genius and use this step-by-step tutorial. Step 1- Mount or attach support beams behind the bathroom drywall. The sink will need something more substantial than drywall to hold it upright. Step 2 - Use 2x4s to stabilize the sink, then check to see if it’s level. Also, mark drill points in the wall where you’ll attach the pedestal. Step 3 - Move to the sink and install the drain assembly and water lines to the faucet. Step 4 – Now, you can bolt the sink basin to the wall, but leave a little wiggle room. You may have to adjust it slowly so you don’t break the ceramic. Step 5 - Remove the 2x4 supports and test the water lines for leaks. Step 6 – If the water lines check out, bolt the pedestal to the floor and caulk around the bottom. Voila! Go and brag to everyone you know!