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Anyone seen a toilet installed like this before?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by dodgem, 10 Jul 2021.

  1. dodgem

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    Somebody couldn't be bothered to install a new toilet so they cut the bowl off and stitched a new one on top!! :eek:


    I need to replace this toilet! What are my best options?
    The floor under the toilet is made up of solid concrete or screed on concrete on earth.

    These are my current options....

    Option 1 - take both toilets off. Then install a new toilet with a back outlet and run along the wall till it can connect to the SVP.

    Stick a cap in the old waste pipe, in the ground, and add a new floor finish over it.

    Question:
    What type of plug can fit inside the old waste pipe?
    I don't know what pipe is under the old toilet yet, but assume it's clay, if this toilet was installed in the 1980s.


    Option 2 - Install a new toilet with a floor outlet, similar to whats there.

    The bathroom may eventually be replaced, but needs to be functioning and hygienic for the next 1-2 years at least.


    Also, where do I find a plumber that is experienced in below ground drainage? Any specific qualifications I should look for?

    Any advice much appreciated.
     

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  3. JohnD

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    I think that is a genuine antique 2-part pan WC.

    I only remember seeing one before

    How old is the house?

    If you want to fit a new one, measure from the wall (not the skirting) to the centre point of the socket in the floor. You have to get one that fits
     
  4. dodgem

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    House is victorian.

    Can't I get any replacement toilet with a floor waste connection, and just extend the flush pipe to suit?

    Do you think the connection will be easy for a plumber?
     
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    Yes you can, plumbers deal with this sort of thing (wc to drain connections) regularly.
     
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    Idea was, pan could be fitted with the top half in the direction required to be sat on and the bottom positioned to suit the outlet position.
     
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    Strange. I never seen any toilets with pan off at an angle from the floor waste. But I guess this was before the invention of adjustable flexible waste pipes.....

    Also, my toilet pan lines up with the waste, so the design is redundant here :confused:
     
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    Have seen them where the soil pipe goes into the floor in the corner of the room!
     
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    Why don't you want to measure it and get one that fits?
     
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    If I replaced the toilet, I would want to replace with a back to the wall toilet.

    Do you think this is possible?
     
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    Where would you put the cistern, and the soil pipe?

    This is one of the BO WCs on the market.

    But you have to start by measuring.


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    If it works OK why not leave it alone until you do the bathroom replacement?
     
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    As I don't live at the property, was hoping I could buy a toilet without measuring.......But you are right! I will go and measure today.

    I would like to replace it with a back to the Wall Toilet, something like this:

    https://www.qssupplies.co.uk/bathroom-furniture-shower-taps/6238.htm

    https://www.thecornwalltilecompany....ss-pan-pack-s-trap-with-soft-close-seat-urea/

    https://www.bellabathrooms.co.uk/rak-origin-62-back-to-wall-toilet.html

    Do you think a plumber can add S bend connection to the floor waste, on to a toilet with a standard back outlet?
     
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    Those aren't suitable for you situation. Where would you put the cistern?
     
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