Q. You seem to make tricky plumbing questions easy to understand, so I'm hoping for some good news. I'm removing my old bathroom vanity, countertop and sink to gain a little space. Then I plan on installing a new wall-hung sink. My problem is that we use soap-dispenser bottles, and without a countertop I'm afraid the soap bottle will keep falling off the new wall-hung sink. What are my options to solve this dilemma?
A. The news I have for you is twice as nice. Not only can this be an easy problem to solve, but you'll actually have two choices on how to solve this issue.
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Option No. 1: Some wall-hung china sinks are available with an extra factory-finished hole made just for accommodating a built-in soap dispenser. Usually they are special-order sinks, so plan ahead and you won't get stuck waiting for the new sink to come in after you've removed your old one.
Option No. 2: Wall-hung soap dispensers are also available. Such a dispenser can save even more space since it will be mounted above the sink. Just make sure you have proper wall support for the unit.
Bottom line: Any one of these soap-dispensing options can help "clean up" the look of your bathroom!
• Master plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of "Ed Del Grande's House Call" and hosts TV and Internet shows. Visit eddelgrande.com or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
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