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    I bought a new home last year and the previous owner had not attached the pedestal sink to the wall. So now I am trying to complete the installation correctly. My problem is that I think I am missing some of the mounting hardware and am hoping that folks can point me in the right direction.

    The sink is manufactured by Hometek. I can't find a model number listed anywhere on the fixture. When I do an internet search for "Hometek sinks" I only get a handful of results, none of which is helpful. (I was hoping I could find online installation instructions.)

    Here is a photo of the mounting holes at the back of the sink.

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    As you can see, there are just two large holes (about 1" long ovals). I am assuming there is another piece of hardware that fits into these holes to complete the installation??? Does anyone have experience with this style of pedestal sink who can give me some tips or direction?

    Thanks for any assistance.

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    On the few I've dealt with, they just used a hanger bolt (a headless bolt with a coarse wood screw thread (lag bolt) on one end and a normal machine screw bolt's threads on the other), a big fender washer or a bar connecting both holes, and a nut. The bolt needs to go into blocking in the wall. If you used something like a lag bolt, the coarse threads would make snugging it up too dangerous. A little silicon caulk on the back will also act like a good glue.

    www.wingits.com also makes some good wall anchors.
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    Just pick up some toggle bolts and fender washers.

    The fender washer prevents the nut from pulling through those large holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Just pick up some toggle bolts and fender washers.

    The fender washer prevents the nut from pulling through those large holes.
    Oh, of course. Don't I feel silly!
    Thanks for the quick and helpful reply!

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    I have always just "glued" the sinks to the wall with a silicone caulk. NONE have ever come loose.
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