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Fitting/ screwing toilet to uneven floor

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by XanderHarris, 17 Nov 2013.

  1. XanderHarris

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    Hi what's the best way of fitting/screwing down a toilet to an uneven concrete floor?
     
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    2" bolster +2lb lump hammer
     
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    I would try to make some sort of rubber gasket to sit under pan then when you tighten screws you should get no movement when sitting to do the biz
     
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    The traditional way was to bed the pan on mortar.

    To make up small irregularities I found the two part fillers like P38 and Ronseal high performance wood filler work well. Because they set quick you can get on with the job in no time. Bed the pan onto it where it is needed and in ten minutes as it sets cut off the excess. Then tighten up your screws, Job done!
     
  6. Or rapidset cement.
     
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    I wouldn't use wood filler!

    Andy
     
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    I wouldnt cement it either!! If you ever need it out again you need a new toilet!!!!!!!!

    Self leveler on the floor or chisel and hammer as already suggested!

    I did a block of flats in Byker the council had cemented them all down every toilet came out in at least three bits!?!?!

    CARP IDEA imho
     
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    No doubt you have your reasons, but I am talking about the two part type only. Which is also used in it's P38 form for car bodywork repairs. So don't let the wood bit put you off!

    The first time I used this was on a wood floor and it was the uneven pan I had to correct. Same WC has been down 25 years and still solid. So it does work. I have also used it on quarry tiles and again no problems. Th principle is not to try and stick it down but to use the filler as a packer that moulds itself perfectly between the surfaces.

    The floor can be perfectly level and the pans be the problem so even a floor leveller will not always work
     
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    Spend a bit of time with an angle grinder and a stone grinding disc to get the floor as flat as you can, then set the pot down on a thick squidge of silicone.
    (Bet those flats were in the Byker Waaaall.....had similar issues with the Killingworth concrete jungle :p )
    John :)
     
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    Sounds like the job was done well and proves it is fine. How often do you remove pans for re-fixing? Mostly it is remove to skip! However all the ones I have taken out simply left a hump of mortar on the floor to remove
     
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