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Change Hardware For a Pedestal Sink

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    LESLIE: Phyllis in New York needs some help with a pedestal sink. Tell us about the project.

    PHYLLIS: Well, we have a pedestal sink that we had installed and I want to change the hardware.

    TOM: (overlapping voices) OK.

    PHYLLIS: We have copper faucets and I want to change it to chrome.

    TOM: OK.

    PHYLLIS: And there’s two brackets that support the sink that’s onto the wall. There’s not much room to get behind to take out the old hardware and put in a new chrome hardware. Is there any way that we could do it without taking the sink off the wall?

    TOM: Well, you can but, again, it’s a really tight space, as you’ve discovered. There are some different types of wrenches that plumbers have that allow you to kind of get into tight spaces like that and they sort of add special extensions and lengths to be able to get in around the piping and remove those bolts; the nuts that hold the faucets on. But that’s why you hire a plumber, because they’ve got, you know – they charge enough to buy all those tools. You doing it yourself, you may find it’s a bit more frustrating.

    PHYLLIS: Oh. Well, I would just want to say I listen to you every Saturday on my radio station, WGVA 1240, and there’s a lot of people that call in with something that I say, “Oh, I need to know about that.” (Tom and Leslie chuckle) And I really listen very closely then, so it’s good to have your show on.

    TOM: (overlapping voices) Alright.

    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Thanks.

    TOM: Well, thank you very much. Very kind of you to say and good luck with that project.

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