Today we’re going to talk about how to replace a wall mounted sink and faucet with a pedestal sink and faucet. The first thing you want to do is to turn the water supply off before you do anything with plumbing. You want to take a knob here and turn the cutoff valve to anything that is perpendicular so if it’s line with the line itself that means it’s on. But in this case we’re going to take this and turn it perpendicular, turn it to the right to turn it off.
Now that the valves are turned off, I’m going to go ahead and take a pair of pliers which you can also use a crescent wrench of any kind or channel lock, and we’re going to go ahead and just loosen this, just to get you started and go ahead and disconnect, you want to make sure when you disconnect this line because there is still water at them here, you want to have something to catch that in. So what I do here, just unfasten and then take the faucet this side and let it drain any water that’s in the line, going to do the same thing on the hot water side.
Just be careful when you’re getting it started, you don’t want to strip it out so just take it nice and easy, hold it there as well and I keep something underneath here as well, so you can drain any of the excess water from that line too.
The next thing we’re going to do is take a pair of channel locks that I have here, open it up to the max. Take this connector, unscrew it and now I’ve broken free from the tail piece to the first joint of my p-trap.
Now that everything is disconnected, the water line and the drain line is disconnected, this is where there’s a bracket on the wall, and we’re going to go ahead and lift straight up to get the sink disconnected from the wall.