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Owen Wellington, Northfield, New Hampshire
Adding A Small Bathroom Sink
2013 Chevy 2500
2013 Lance 825
There was no sink in our bathroom, and we wanted one.
I love the open concept of my 2013 Lance 825, but the bathroom did not have a sink. I figured a lightweight sink that stood on the drain and leaned against the wall would work with the existing shower head. I just needed to figure out a way to hold the shower head over the sink.
For this mod, I used a 12-inch square aluminum plate and bent up 4-inches for the backsplash. This left 8-inches for the counter.
I then used a jigsaw to cut a hole in the counter and inserted a 6-inch bowl from Walmart for the sink. For a drain I cut a 1 1/4-inch hole and added a three 12-inch sink extensions – all sourced from Home Depot.
The counter is attached to the sink with pop rivets and is held against the wall with two heavy-duty 3M Command Strips. The shower head two position wall mount is attached at an angle to the backsplash with two small bolts.
I cut and used Loctite to secure the mount. This holds the shower head directly over the sink and drain. The unit is very light and the drain pipe fits right into the shower drain keeping your feet dry. If you make a mess it’s in the shower, but this keeps your feet dry!
The single handle faucet is a little touchy, but it’s workable. When driving the shower head will fall out of the sink shower mount. Because of that we store it in the original wall mount holder and just move it down when we’re set up. The Command Strips make the sink easy to take out for more room when showering.
It took me about 4-hours to complete this modification and cost me about $30. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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