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Please let me know how this round sink is mounted. There's no lip and I don't know how the brackets would go on it. Thanks.

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  • Can you provide a photo or fixture model number? – Lee Sam Jul 10 '19 at 7:01
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    what brackets are you talking about? – jsotola Jul 10 '19 at 9:39
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Looking at the top back of the sink, there are two screw holes provided, but these are for location not full weight bearing.

Having removed a similar sink in the past, there should be two (ornate) cast iron arms which may also double as towel rails which are secured to the wall and support the weight of the sink.

Another version would have two posts that came up from the floor to the side/front of the sink, there may be evidence of fixing points if you look - the picture does not show us. You might consider an under-sink cupboard with short support posts...

If you don't have those arms or posts then you will need to make something equivalent as you will not be able to rely on those two screw holes.

You might find some searching on google etc will provide images of similar sinks with the supports shown.

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Not sure what the model and make is, but this appears to be a) old and b) heavy iron or steel. Furthermore the recess is beveled in such a way as to dislike any type of weight bearing. If it's steel you definitely NEED a mounting bracket.

Two options are as follows:

  1. cut a piece of wood and prime it heavily, that fits in the recess, and then against the wall side, and on the upper and lower part, weld on a lip which holds the wood in place. (If done carefully it will not damage any porcelain or enamel on the front side) Bolt the bracket to the wood then. You'd need to route out the wood to accommodate the metal lips.

  2. skip the wood entirely and just weld a metal plate to the back and mount the mounting plate via bolts.

In either case you need to make sure that the lip of the mounting plate "sucks the sink" up against the wall and is not loose, as this tightness transfers the load to whatever you do.

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  • Thank you! Very helpful. I'm getting it re-enameled. – Krys Scott Jul 10 '19 at 16:13
  • how do I add more pictures of it? – Krys Scott Jul 10 '19 at 16:21
  • As Solar Mike noted there appear to be two screw holes but they don't look like they're viable and the left one is missing. My post is based on the premise that you want to support the sink FROM THAT POINT and IMO welding would be the best option. If you do have welding, obviously do it before the re-enameling - if you pre-make the metal parts a welding shop would charge you peanuts for the welding. – Oliver Williams Jul 10 '19 at 16:39

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