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Building Skills

Building Skills


How to Remove an Old Bathroom Sink

comments (3) August 15th, 2012

Video Length: 5:13


Plumber Mike Lombardi is removing the last remaining fixture in our Fine Homebulding Project House bathroom remodel: the sink.

Mike demonstrates all of the steps to disconnect and remove the old sink, including:

  • Shutting off the sink water-supply valves (or main water supply, if necessary)
  • Removing hot and cold water lines using a basin wrench and a crescent wrench
  • Disconnecting the drain trap
  • Removing the actual sink from its wall bracket
  • Removing the old drain nipple that enters the wall

 

Watch the video above to learn a few good plumbing tips and see an intersting fix that the original plumber used to level the old sink.

 


posted in: remodeling, plumbing

Comments (3)

frederickwright88 frederickwright88 writes: Thanks for providing tips to remove old sink and also for the video. Now I can easily remove my bathroom sinks myself.
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Posted: 1:36 am on November 15th

Beachton Beachton writes: I put that exact same sink in the bathroom of my new tiny house in 2005. I got it at a salvage yard. I put a new wrist lever arched neck faucet on it that I had to modify for the smaller spacing. The plumbing supply place had exact replicas of that cast iron wall bracket. Without the legs you can mount it as high as you want, too. It doesn't look dated at all as a wall hung with a new faucet. Too bad the front side got broken in the demolition.
Posted: 8:24 am on August 20th

drross drross writes: Not being I master plumber I would have cut those old supply lines with side cutter or sawzall in a third the time, rather then lying on my back with a basin wrench.
Posted: 6:53 am on August 20th

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