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How to Remove Small Bathroom Sinks

By Karin Mangan

The first step in a bathroom remodeling project should be removing the sink. Removing small bathroom sinks or pedestal sinks may be similar to removing other kinds of bathroom sinks. Follow the below steps to help with this task:

  1. Cut off the water supply to the sink. In most cases, you can just turn off the water control knob. If there are no water control knobs on your sink, you may have to turn off the water supply to the entire house.
  2. Disconnect the water feed pipes connecting the faucet to the wall. You can disconnect these pipes at both ends and remove them from the sink completely.
  3. Remove the faucet knobs from the controls, and then lift the fixture out of the sink.
  4. Disconnect the trap from the wall. Small bathroom sinks are often of the pedestal variety. Many pedestal sinks have a standard P-trap pipe, which is a special connection built in to the pedestal. You may have to use a plumber's wrench to disconnect the P-trap.
  5. Understand how the sink is attached to the wall. If there is some sort of hardware used to stabilize the sink to the wall, remove it. If you don't find such hardware, don't worry - not all small bathroom sinks have this type of hardware. However, if it's present, you should remove this hardware to prevent any damage to the wall.
  6. Lift the sink basin off the pedestal carefully, and then place it out of the way.
  7. If the base of the pedestal is secured to the floor, you should remove all the bolts and nuts that are securing the base. Next, remove the base itself. After removing the sink, you can begin the rest of your bathroom remodeling project.
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