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Old 10-07-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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Who knows how to install a vanity?

We have a bathroom downstairs in our finished basement. We had a flood a while back and had to trash the vanity that was there. I just purchased this vanity and want to install it myself. I am not the handiest person around, but this is a pretty easy job I am guessing. This is just a total guess though and maybe I am getting in over my head. I figure I won't do any damage by trying though.

My question is, does the vanity get anchored to the floor or wall in any way or is it just help in place by the plumbing and vanity top?

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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There should be a "nail strip" on the rear of the cabinet. After you position and LEVEL the cabinet you should screw or nail through the strip and into the wall studs.

Depending on the design of the cabinet you may need to make holes for water and drain lines as well.

Another hint would be to do any faucet / sink related plumbing before you attach it to the wall.

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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That is great advice. Thanks .40, that is exactly what I needed to know.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:02 PM   #4
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Good tips from .40. The top should be separate from the base. Do what .40 said to attach to the wall, centered on the drain pipe.

Then attach all the hardware for the drain, faucets, etc. to the formed top. Then put the top onto the vanity and connect the faucets and the drain pipe to the connections coming out of the wall/floor.

If you're snug against a wall on either or both sides. Make sure the top will fit onto the base where the base is going to be permanently located before you attach it to the wall. You may have to adjust an inch or so to the left or right.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:13 PM   #5
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Thanks Andy. It will be going in a corner so that is helpful to know.
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We have a bathroom downstairs in our finished basement. We had a flood a while back and had to trash the vanity that was there. I just purchased this vanity and want to install it myself. I am not the handiest person around, but this is a pretty easy job I am guessing. This is just a total guess though and maybe I am getting in over my head. I figure I won't do any damage by trying though.

My question is, does the vanity get anchored to the floor or wall in any way or is it just help in place by the plumbing and vanity top?
My advice is get a professional builder in to do the job right. Unless you are 100% sure you can do the fitting correctly, it's false economy because if you make any dire mistakes, then a builder will charge you anyway.
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I am about 10% sure I can do it the right way
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I am about 10% sure I can do it the right way
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10% skill and with the right tools will get the job done, no sweat. :)))
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