For the last 10 years, the third bedroom in my home has been serving dual purposes. I’ve been utilizing it as a home office. My husband uses it as a home gym. However, before long, this multipurpose room will need to be repurposed into a nursery. Because I can’t allow my future baby to sleep on a treadmill, my husband and I need the assistance of a remodeling contractor. This type of professional can improve this chaotic space and help turn it back into its intended purpose, a bedroom. If you need to remake one of the rooms in your home, consider hiring a remodeling contractor to complete the work for you. On this blog, you will learn the ways a remodeling contractor can transform a multipurpose room into the space you need.
Pedestal sinks are typically made out of vitreous China and, once they crack, they need to be replaced to restore the look of your bathroom. Vitreous China is made by applying a special coating of enamel over porcelain to give the surface a nice shiny coat. The problem is that once the coat is damaged, there isn't anything you can use to repair the crack while maintaining the sink's appearance. You will need to switch out the broken pedestal sink with a new one. The first thing you have to do is remove the old sink. If you are new to plumbing and sink repair, but want to do the work yourself, here is how you remove the old pedestal sink.
Remove Water Lines
Then hot and cold water lines run from the base of the sink-top pipes coming out of the wall. Turn off the hot and cold water lines by turning the shut-off valves near the wall clockwise. Open the faucet to make sure you have the water completely turned off. Place a small crescent wrench over the nut on the waterline and tighten it. Grab hold of the shut-off valve so it doesn't move and turn the nut on the water line counterclockwise. If you move the shutoff valve when loosening the nut, you could damage the pipes inside the wall. Remove both the hot and cold water lines.
Disconnect Drain Connection
Slide up against the wall so you can see into the opening in the back of the pedestal for the sink. Inside the opening is where the drain pipe from the sink connects to a pipe in the wall. Take a mid-size crescent wrench and place it on the nut on the pipe going into the wall. Tighten the crescent wrench so it fits snugly over the nut. Turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen it and disconnect the drain pipe.
There will probably be some water that comes out of the drain pipe once you take it apart. Place some towels on the floor to avoid making a mess.
The sink on the pedestal is usually connected to the wall using two lag bolts. The lag bolts are located on the back of the sink. You need to reach up under the sink to reach the nuts on the bolts. Remove the nuts on the lag bolts and take the sink off of the pedestal and set it aside. You are now ready to install your new pedestal sink.
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