I use brass screws and lead flashing for washers. Make a hole
in a small piece of flashing. Put the screw through it. Screw
the pan down (not too tight!). Use a knife to trim the lead
sheet. You end up with a flush screw head and "washer" that
is an unobtrusive fixing. To fix the basin, locate the
pedestal and basin first. Screw down the pedestal, not quite
tight. Put 3 generous dobs of silicone sealant on the back of
the basin, and a good bead around the top of the pedestal.
Offer up the basin, hold it on the wall while allowing the
pedestal to take the weight. Screw on the basin (helper to
hold). Leave for silicone to cure, then trim around basin
base/pedestal with single-edged razor blade. The silicone
(oh - of appropriate colour!) at the back will not show
unless you've put on far too much. Finish fixing, plumb in.
Sent via the PAXemail system at paxemail.com
Thanks guys - looks as though Wickes and B&Q are the places to go.
Shame I don't have one in economic reach (15 miles each way to get a washer
is expensive) :-)
I am going to try tap washers for concealed fixings and clear washers cut
from a cheap sandwich box for the visible ones.
If this all goes pear (or other fruit of choice) shaped I will mosey out to
the more remote stores.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.