Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Remove a Vanity

So you’ve had it with that, nasty old bathroom vanity.  Well replace it.  You can do it yourself.  I’ll show you how. All you need is a few tools and a little bit of time!

Step 1:        Turn off the water supply under the sink and test the faucets to be sure it is off.  Lay an old towel on the bottom of the vanity to catch any excess water.

Step 2:        Loosen the slip nuts connecting the sinks drainpipe to the drain assembly.  Not all vanities are the same.  If your vanity has a back you might have to remove the entire joint. Then, disconnect the supply lines from the faucet. 

Step 3:        Use a handheld mirror to see if there are clips that attach the sink to the vanity.  If there are, loosen them.  If there aren’t, look for a bead of sealant holding the two together and slit that with a utility knife.

Step 4:        Once all of the plumbing is disconnected and the sink is loose, lay a tarp on the floor outside the bathroom and put on your gloves and safety glasses.

Step 5:        Carefully pull the sink off of the vanity and place it on the tarp so it won’t damage the floors.

Step 6:        Loosen the screws that hold the cabinet to the wall, shimmy it up onto an old towel and slide the cabinet out of the room. 

Step 7:        Once the vanity is removed, you will likely need to do a little repair on the wall and the floor.  

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