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    Not sure where to start as I am new at this. We have removed the vanity from bathroom. The old one - the top was rounded up at the back where it attached to wall and met the existing tiles . Now that its removed there is a gap we will naturally fill, new tiles etc. BUT the new unit - when its fitting over the drain its is about 3 to 4cm out from actual wall and also has 2cm gap on each side where you can see the existing hole in the wall 'bricks etc, which were originally hidden with older vanity - bit aware of using timber to fill the gap - for the dampness factor'. Help! Its the top of the unit gap between the edge at the back and the wall that concerns us 'do we cement the existing actual gap in the wall in around the pipes and start with a flat wall surface? We are aware the gap at the top can be covered with tiles etc, but do we fill the total hole in at the back, just cover the gaps at the sides and then tackle the top - assuming by now we have cemented the total gap up to within a couple of cm's within the top of the back of the unit - allowing us to tile, seal etc..... Thanks Guys
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    sounds like you should go to a plumbing supplier and buy fittings to suit the waste from the vanity to the floor before you go and get all worked up about the gaps behind the vanity to the wall, pvc is a wonderful product
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    Quote Originally Posted by chattyj View Post
    Not sure where to start as I am new at this. BUT the new unit - when its fitting over the drain its is about 3 to 4cm out from actual wall and also has 2cm gap on each side where you can see the existing hole in the wall 'bricks etc, which were originally hidden with older vanity -..... Thanks Guys
    chattyj
    1) If I understand you right, then the hole in the cabinet when sitting at the wall does not fit over the drain pipe, right?
    Go to the hardware store and buy an adjustable fitting, looks a bit like the curls on a trumpet . There are 3 parts that move independently of each other and will connect the basin perfectly with the drain.
    The horizontal pipe is for connecting a double sink and you do not need that part.
    2) Is the new cabinet narrower than the old one as in width not depth?
    Sounds like you have bare wall showing with, perhaps, holes in it?
    Before you fit the cabinet, cover the bare wall with cement sheet (Hardiflex) and then do whatever looks good on the visible part once you have fitted the cabinet, if it is only 20mm on either side, paint it the same colour as either the cabinet or the wall/tiles.
    Wolffie
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    The adjustable S trap above will enable you to move the cabinet and basin into position and then connect to the drainpipe. If you have already cut a hole in the base of the cabinet, you'll have to make another hole and cover everything with a fairly large flange. If the drainpipe is still in the wrong place you can make some adjustments to the angle of the pipe by heating with the trusty heat gun and moving to the desired position.

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