Pedestal Base Plate
The large baseplate holds the stem and nut fixing in the central collar. The headpiece slots into the square indent pressed into the stem (the height of the pedestal is shown on the inside of the indent) and the whole unit is created.
The Baseplate is manufactured with diagonal arms spreading out across the face of it. This ensures that the weight is spread to the maximum possible area and does not concentrate on the core. The base plates are manufactured with a series of guidelines, in case users wish to trim them.
This may be required when paving up to the wall or around existing pipework or details. The lines are marked ‘Trim” lies, so installers can use an electric or handsaw to cut the bases back to the trim line, making the baseplate smaller.
It is important to cut the bases any further than the level of the trim line as this will affect the stability of the pedestal.