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abfab04

04:02PM | 02/19/08
Member Since: 08/10/05
49 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
this is my first time repairing a pedestal sink so would appreciate some insight...

i have to replace the pop-up assembly of my bathroom sink because the metal pipe broke causing it to leak. the problem is that there is so little room between the sink and the wall that i can't get a wrench in there. i can only hand tighten the metal nut underneath which causes it to leak above the gasket. is there a special wrench available for such repairs or do i have to remove the pedestal? the pedestal portion is attached to the sink with a very hard sealant.

thanks in advance!

Sylvan

06:52AM | 02/21/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
1- No there is no wrench to get behind the pedestal as far as I know

2- I hate working on pedestals for the very reasons your having as many times to properly install them they are secured on the floor and walls and its a pain to have to remove them to get access bedind

abfab04

09:35AM | 02/21/08
Member Since: 08/10/05
49 lifetime posts
I found a special wrench made especially for this after doing some searching online. it comes in 1-1/4 and 1-1/2" sizes. i need the bigger one but no one in canada seems to carry it and i really can't wait to have it shipped here from the us. home depot has the smaller size which makes no sense to me. the drain assembly pipe is 1-1/4" at the bottom, which is fairly accessible, but increases to 1-1/2" at the top where the tool is really needed.

i used to love pedestal sinks until now. you'd think that with so many people having them these days the tools to fix them would be more readily available!!

i really don't want to remove everything so i'm going to see if a basin-wrench or small clamp will work.

Sylvan

12:16PM | 02/21/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
That is why I like Vanities as at least you have a place for extra storage and easy plumbing access

Good luck mate and EH to you too LOL
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