We are renovating our laundry room. We have a single plastic sink that my
wife wants to hang from the wall rather than use the base that comes with
the sink. Are there any kits available that would allow us to use the
existing drain setup?
You're going to re-use the old plastic sink??
How will you safely hang it from a wall??
If the same sink is going in, why is there any need
to change the drain??
Not being smart, it just sounds like some info is missing.
They won't be in the way when the sink pulls out and dumps on the floor and
breaks a joint in the feed tubing making a flood. Your job is to point out
the problem and she will just have to live with it.
I don't know about the drain, but re-think your elimination of the base. How
large a sink? Water weighs 8.3 pounds a gallon. You can easily put 80 to
100 pounds of water in a laundry sink along with whatever you want to soak.
Add to that, the weight of your kids or yourself leading on it while
scrubbing the grill grates.
If you are putting in a small washing sink made for wall mounting, that is
Your wife is wrong. You should tell her.
Seriously though, using a bracket or some other method means *not*
supporting the sink in the manner the manufacturer intended, which is
from *below* using the base. Any method other than using the base, I'd
guess will result in a large puddle.
How about buying a ready to assemble base cabinet from Home Depot and
dropping the sink into it, leaving off the original base (plastic legs ?)
In normal circumstances, you should be able to put the cabinet right where
the sink was and use the existing plumbing. This finishes off the sink
nicer as they aren't too "pretty" on the outside.
I have this done in my basement. I welded up a couple triangular
brackets and bolted them into the studs. The sink sits right on top of
the brackets. Think of them as shelving brackets and the sink the
shelf. I then wrapped a piece of aluminum strap around the sink and
screwed that into the studs to keep the sink against the wall. The
strap is coated with white so it does not look bad. It has been there
for about 8 years now and believe me it gets used and support the
weight of a 10 year old boy who has been caught standing in it to reach
the shelves above.
They make wall hung molded laundry tubs with no need for legs.
An example is
They aren't very expensive and use the same drain and supply fittings.
And they don't fall off the wall.
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