i hear ya, my pet peeve is to go trim out a ped that I have not roughed in.
worst is when the drain height is just low enough so you need an extension
but not quite low enough for the extension to fit. (we stock extra long
tubes for this)
also hate trying to get the supplys into the compression fittings on the
stops. (i use female adapters with chrome nipples so i dont havr to lift the
sink to insert the supplys; i just rotate the nipple to a 45 and bend the
supply into it then turn it up and straighten the supply.)
Ned, for your supply tubes, use flexible (steel braid). It's a lot
easier to work with. Also, put all that shit together before you
install the pedestal so you spend as little time back there as
possible. And finally, I assume you also put a bead of silicone
between the pedestal and the lavatory.
What height do you prefer to use on a pedestal sink? I've had that
problem before. We switched to a toto pedestal that is open in the
back all the way down. It makes it a lot easier to work.
I had one guy rough in for a pedestal sink...but he didn't think ahead
and decided to use a studor vent (thinking he could install a vent in
the cabinet). That was fun.
On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 01:25:13 GMT, "Ned Flanders"
I dont use braided supply lines where visible as they dont look
Lots of my ped installs come with waterworks stops and supplys. (polished
i attach my supply to the valve first before i set sink then i set sink with
a piece of cork not silicone although i dont have a problem with silicone.
I do silicone the sink to the wall per our code.(to seal it)
i like 19 to 21 inches for drain and just above for the stops. this works
for kholer i like.
i stock tailpieces that are 1 foot long so i discard the one that came with
po and use this custum fit when needed (no more extensions).
if customer wants to supply ped i will not rough it in untill i get specs or
sink is on site.
I am no plumber, & I just posted here to resolve a problem I had with a
plugged/slow toilet. I just happened to read this thread. I am not
exactly what you would call a DIYer, but putting in a faucet or a toilet is
not beyond me. No way could I do any major plumbing job. I apologize in
advance if I offend the pro's with the following comments/opinions.
Stainless steel corrodes. Certain chemicals melt through stainless rather
quickly. Mainly chlorine based. I am surprised to see that the plumbing
industry is using stainless steel braid in this application. Seems risky
You did not offend us with your question. We like to have folks ask us
stuff; it makes us feel significant. What I find cute is when a plumbing
question is asked here and at "alt.home.repair" or some other
non-professional group. The anwers you get from the women and old farts and
handymen are infuriating.
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