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How to Install a Pedestal Sink

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In this video, you'll learn how to install a pedestal sink step by step.

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Installing a pedestal sink for the first time? Help is at hand! This step-by-step video will take you through everything you need to know to install a freestanding washbasin in your bathroom.


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In this video, you will learn how to install a freestanding washbasin

A freestanding washbasin will not only hide the U-bend and drainage system, but it will also make it less fragile to attach to the wall.

Before starting any plumbing project, make sure you turn the water supply off.

You will need a washbasin and its stand, a strainer, a U-bend, a drain, a mixer tap, 2 flexible water supply hoses, a fitting kit for sinks, a drill, and a spanner.

The installation of a washbasin can be divided into three stages:

Stage 1

Begin by fitting the mixer tap. Position the O-ring, and manually screw both threaded rods and hoses to the tap.

Be careful not to use pliers for this step, as they could damage the hoses and cause leaks later.

Remove the nuts from the threaded rods, and feed the hoses and rods into the sink.

Place the O-ring and the metal flange underneath.

Using a spanner, attach everything to the sink firmly by tightening the nuts onto the rods.

Stage 2

Next, install the lift rod.

To do this, insert the top part of the lift rod into the hole at the back of the tap.

Then fit the lower part of the lift rod using the fixing ring.

We are now going to focus on the strainer, which will link the sink to the drainage system. The drain prevents all unpleasant odours caused by clogged items and catches objects that could have accidentally fallen into the sink.

Ensure the plug fitting faces the back so it can be fixed to the end part of the lift rod.

Connect the lift rod to the drainage system using the vice. Adjust as needed; each model is different. The vice will ensure the drainage system can be open or closed.

Place the O-ring, then screw the drain onto the strainer, ensuring that the drainage is rear-facing.

Stage 3

Place the stand 20cm (7.9”) away from the wall.

Place the washbasin onto the stand, centring it well.

Level the sink.

Use a pencil to make reference points on the wall.

Drill into the wall, then hammer in the expansion shields. You will find these in your fitting kit.

Insert the rods, and open the shields using your spanner. Then, remove the nut.

Fit the sink onto the rods, and add the plastic and metal washers. Tighten the nuts.

Connect the hoses to the hot and cold water mains.

Adjust the length of the drainpipe so it feeds into the drainage system. Sand down the edges, and brush with PVC glue to ensure it is watertight.

Insert the pipe into the drainage system by tightening the ring.Your sink is now ready to use.


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