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How to Replace a Pedestal Sink (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to assemble and install a pedestal sink and a wall-mounted sink.
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Assembling the Faucet

Balance the sink on its back. Push the top of the drain assembly through the drain hole to meet the bottom section (Image 1).

Hold the top of the drain assembly steady while you screw the bottom on. The pop-up stopper system should point to the back of the sink (Image 2).

Insert the washer supplied into the bottom of the faucet (Image 3).

Screw supply tubes into the faucet tails (Image 4). You can reuse supply tubes from the old sink.

Insert the faucets, with supply tubes attached, through the hole in the top of the sink (Image 5).

Slip a washer on before you tighten the retaining nut underneath the sink to hold the faucets in position, but do not over-tighten (Image 6).

Connect the Pop-Up Stopper System

Connect the pop-up stopper system. Insert the rod with the lever attached through the faucet. Screw the other rod into the drain assembly. Connect them using the hardware supplied. Screw a trap onto the bottom of the drain assembly.

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Positioning the Sink

Position the pedestal in front of the supply and waste pipes (Image 1).

Place the sink on the pedestal. Adjust the pedestal so that it provides good support and the sink is nestling securely on top of it (Image 2).

Use a level to make the final adjustments, then mark through the sink and pedestal attachment points with a pencil (Image 3).

Drill pilot holes at the points you marked (Image 4). Make sure you are drilling into studs.

Securing the Sink in Place

Reposition the sink. Place rubber washers over the attachment points and then screw the sink into position (Image 1). Repeat for the pedestal.

Screw the trap connector nut onto the waste pipe (Image 2).

Use slip joint pliers to brace the supply pipes while you tighten the supply tubes onto them with an adjustable wrench (Image 3).

Position the stopper (Image 4). Apply bathroom caulk across the back of the sink and around the bottom of the pedestal. Turn on the water.

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Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009