Removing a pedestal sink takes less than a day’s work. While moderately challenging, like most plumbing projects, it is a very doable DIY project. With the right tools and a little knowledge, you can use the money you would spend on a professional plumber to purchase a new sink.
Turn off the water
Before you begin removing your sink, turn off the water supply to the sink. For added safety, you should also turn off the main water supply to the house. If you plan to continue using the existing faucet on a new sink, make sure the new sink has the proper clearance for the supply lines.
Place towels on the floor under the water lines. Disconnect both water lines. Even though you have turned off the water supply, there is still a small amount left in the lines that will come out when you disconnect them. The towels will catch the water in the drain and supply lines.
Disconnect the siphon
Disconnect the P-trap from the wall. The P-trap is a device that prevents harmful air or gases from flowing back out of your sewer system. Leave the faucet and drain pipes connected for now. They will be easier to remove from the wall once the base is removed.
Pull off the sink
Make sure all connections to the sink have been properly disconnected. Have a helper help you to make sure the trap comes off the wall successfully while the sink is also moving. Be sure to remove all mounting screws, if any. Save them in case you want to reuse them for a new installation.
Remove the siphon
Now you can remove the siphon from the sink. If you want to reuse the same parts in a new installation, you can clean the pipes and the siphon before attaching them to the new sink.
Many communities have separate rules and regulations for the disposal of materials such as porcelain and metal. It is advisable to remove all metal hardware from your old sink to comply with disposal requirements. If you plan to reuse the hardware in a new installation, you should remove it as soon as the sink is disconnected, so you can inspect the hardware and determine if it is suitable for reinstallation. If so, you can impregnate the supply lines and fittings after removal to rejuvenate them for your new installation. In many cases, especially when replacing much older pedestal sinks, you will not be able to remove the fittings with a wrench, but will need to cut them with a hacksaw to expose the sink. Always cut the supply lines as close to the sink as possible. When installing a new sink, you can attach new end fittings.
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