|Posted by Ricky on December 23, 2002 at 10:54:27:|
|In response to Re: Installing a pedestal sink|
I have the same sink and my house was built in the same time period. I just put it on the wall yesterday...
You should definitely bolt the sink into the tile wall, but I doubt that you will need the 2X4 - here's why: I think the 2X4 install tip is for new construction. IN other words, behind your tile is most likely NOT drywall or greenboard. It is most likely a mud or mortar wall.
Look at your access panel for the shower and you should see metal and something like concrete coming thru it. If this is the case you have a pretty sturdy wall to drill into and bolt the sink too. They sell special tile bits, be careful drilling the tile! Use an anchor as well.
The base itself definitely will not hold that sink up... The base should probably be bolted into the floor but mine isn't.