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How can I fix a toilet to tiles without drilling?


 
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mark306

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:55 pm Reply with quote

Hi,

I've recently tiled our bathroom floor and have fitted the toilet. I don't want to drill into the tiles (lots of pipes below) I was thinking of using no more nails to attach the toilet to the floor. Has anyone got any thoughts on this or alternatives?

Thanks
Mark
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:24 pm Reply with quote

Silicone has been widely used on new build, but don't touch the pan for 24 hrs after fixing it.

I don't personally agree with this and it should be drilled and fixed.
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mark306

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:20 pm Reply with quote

Has anyone tried concreting a toilet to tiles? Maybe this is a another opition... Thanks for your feedback
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:23 pm Reply with quote

generally there aint enough key on the tiles for the cement to adhere to.mark and dill the pan and silicone the cistern if its a close coupled.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:24 pm Reply with quote

Whats the floor under the tiles? ( floor boards, solid floor?) If floor boards, did you put ply board down on top before tiling? icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:24 pm Reply with quote

floor tile adhesive, or silicone as mentioned before.It will need time to set tho! doesn't beat screw's and plugs tho!
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mark306

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:47 pm Reply with quote

macgee wrote:
Whats the floor under the tiles? ( floor boards, solid floor?) If floor boards, did you put ply board down on top before tiling? icon_biggrin.gif


18 inch WPB ply - yes i didn't make that mistake
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macgee

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:57 pm Reply with quote

Wasnt trying to catch you out, my point is, if you have 18mm ply plus thickness of your tile and adhesive ( 9-10mm thick, guess) it means that if you drill through the tile, then use 40-50mm wood screws ( extra length to allow for toilet), plus a little silicone as the others have mentioned. Then it isn't an issue where the pipes are and the toilets not going anywhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:41 pm Reply with quote

good idea macgee, will give that a go...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:44 pm Reply with quote

mark306 wrote:
Has anyone tried concreting a toilet to tiles? Maybe this is a another opition... Thanks for your feedback


Cement could crack the WC bowl depending on the mix.

Only way is to use screws.Silcone and the other stuff won't work.

Over time the bowl will become loose.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:28 am Reply with quote

A strong compo mix (sand and cement) was the accepted method of (permanently) fixing a toilet bowl to any hard surface. Don't see it much anymore

I fitted a bowl in our downstairs loo about three years ago onto tiles with Sitcks Like Sh*te, available from plumbers merchants. I spoke to the tech dept and they agreed that it would be fine, as it has been up to now. As with compo, don't sit on the thing for a day or two.
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