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    Default Securing pedestal sink

    I know Pedestal sinks should be secured, but I have not ever seen one like this. How would you secure it? To the floor only? It was not secured to anything but the drain. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    I don't see it as a problem.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    What did you say about that old door backsplash?

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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    What did you say about that old door backsplash?
    I kinda like it. Reuse, Recycle, Re purpose.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    Somehow someway it needs to be secured so that the stand and bowl can not move. Movement will cause leaks!

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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    What did you say about that old door backsplash?
    Looks like something the "Rehab Addict" would like.


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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    They can drill holes and screw it to the floor. Or super glue.

    One of my expressions is 'be creative and fix it'.

    If the sink bowl has no overflow built in, 'remove the stopper to avoid the chance of flooding'.

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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    Is that light coming through the lower left side of the door? I sure hope the door doesn't still open.


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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    I dislike the flexible drain connections I see from time to time but this actually looks like a place one might make sense if there was no way to secure it properly.

    Of course, as a home inspector, all we have to say it that it isn't properly secured and recommend that it be properly secured.

    My thought would be something like a pair of wrought iron shelf brackets that could be attached to the wall and clamped or welded to the sink support to help prevent it from moving and dislodging the DWV connection.


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    Default Re: Securing pedestal sink

    I like the door, very cool. I don't believe there is a flexable drain, it looks like a black cover to hide the pipes, similar to fabric sleeves people put on hanging light fixtures.
    I probably wouldn't worry about it unless it was in earthquake country, then I would make some kind of attachment to the door.
    Agreed with no overflow: the stopper can be replaced with a decorative cover that has openings.


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