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Installing a Pedestal Sink
Project: Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable, Episode 15, Part 2
- Part 1: Applying Glazed Wall Tile in the Bathroom
- Part 2: Installing a Pedestal Sink
- Mario Taormina of N. Pagano Plumbing installs the Toto pedestal sink in the bathroom of the Manhattan Brownstone. Taormina stresses that the first step is to shut off the water and drain any pipes. He then begins by removing the nipple caps and marking the outside of the temporary nipples or short lengths of pipe to show where the wall line is located. He then removes these temparary nipples and checks them against the permanent nipples to verify that they are the right length. Each end of the tubing is wrapped in Teflon tape for a tight fit. The fittings are then hand-tightened in place and checked before being tightened with a wrench. Taormina sets the pedestal and sink bowl in place to mark the support holes from the sink onto the wall. He then drills the holes and sets the anchors in the wall. The Toto faucet is installed on the sink bowl before it is set in place. first Taromina installs the faucets and spout that are designed with multiple rubber seals so that no putty is needed. He then attaches the supply spindles and diverter tee. The neoprene gaskets in the spindle connections make for a long-lasting, leak-free fit. The drain is the one place where Taormina insists on using putty. He ends with the waste pipe that will sit inside of the pedestal. Taormina installs the code-specified P-trap that prevents sewer gas backup in New York City plumbing installations.
- Part 3: Minton Tile Repair in New York's Central Park
At the same time, Bob works with a Cape Cod developer to apply Massachusetts land use statute 40B to create affordable housing, and a neighborhood of homes in Mashpee, MA. These Energy Star certified homes show how quality building practices and reasonable asking prices can work together to provide livable, affordable homes and neighborhoods to those who work in our communities.
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