Removing Pedestal Bathroom Sinks
When a bathroom remodeling project starts, you may find that you need to remove pedestal bathroom sinks. Removing a pedestal sink is not very different from the removal of any other type of bathroom sink; However, the nature of space saving pedestal sink creates a couple of unique considerations to keep in mind. There are different types of pedestal sinks, but removing one is a fairly standard work. Turn off the water supply to the sink. In some cases, you can simply turn off the control knob water in each of the water fed to the sink. If you do not have control buttons on the water in your sink, go to where the water supply enters the house and turn off the water for the whole house.
Disconnect the water supply pipes bringing water from the wall to the tap. You can disconnect the tubes at both ends and completely remove them. Remove the knobs on the faucet the faucet controls, and then lift the sink faucet. Disconnect the p-trap wall. This can be a standard pipe or p-trap, as is the case with many pedestal bathroom sinks, a special connection may be incorporated into the pedestal. Use a plumber’s wrench to disconnect the p-trap, if necessary.
Analyze how the pedestal sink to the wall is connected. Remove any hardware that can stabilize the sink to the wall. Not all pedestal bathroom sinks are fixed to the wall with additional hardware, but to avoid damage to your wall, remove the hardware if it exists. Lift the sink basin off the pedestal and place it gently out of the way. If you look on the ground, remove the bolts or nuts holding the pedestal base and then remove the base itself.