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I don't know anything about plaster walls but I want to secure a pedestal sink against a plaster wall in my bathroom. Please advise the proper bolts, etc. to use and the proper installation technique. The pedestal sink has two bolt holes in the back of the top piece, and the bottom piece has two bolt holes that I can just screw into the wood floor.

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You can use a bolt called a molly bolt or a butterfly bolt. tyr to use the biggest bolt you can to fit the hole.and i would not bolt the leg to the floor,just sit the sink on the leg to get proper hight then screw to wall and chaulk the leg to the floor with clear chaulk.

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