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Freestanding Pedestal Sink


Less than two years ago the faucet was replaced on a freestanding pedestal sink. The bowl is oval and not attached to the wall.

Before the faucet was replaced the sink bowl was stable. After the sink was taken apart to replace the faucet and reinstalled, the bowl now wiggles in place when using the sink. 

My question is...  How do I secure the bowl to the pedestal base? It does not have wall mounts and it looks like the plumber who replaced the faucet, had remounted the bowl but only leveled it on the base. I noticed white shimms had been put there when faucet replacement occurred. They are now gone, probably fell into base because of sink shifting during use. 

I am attaching some images so see space between wall and sink bowl.

Thank you!

Re: Freestanding Pedestal Sink


There should be a plate in the top of the pedestal stand that the drain slides thru. There you will see a large washer and nut that can be adjusted to pull the sink tighter to the pedestal. At least that is the way our are built. But ours are true antique. I am not sure about the new configuration. Those were not shims, they were soft pieces to keep the porcelain from rubbing. You need to put them back in place and snug up the two fixtures.


Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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