Installing a toilet , risk aversion.

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  1. gecko19

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    Hello All,

    I am speculating removing my current toilet and installing something like this:

    http://www.ukbathrooms.com/shop/toi..._contemporary_close_coupled_toilet_suite.html

    I have a close coupled toilet currently which I intend to replace. Our bathroom was re-tiled and so our current toilet had to be removed and fitted back to the same soil pipe in the same location .

    However, on re-fixing a leak developed and our kitchen ceiling had to be removed to allow the joists to dry. To fix the leak our builder removed the toilet again and extended the soil pipe a bit more to meet the toilet waste outlet. The leak seems to have stopped, but I am worried that fixing a new toilet might introduce a leak again. I think there is a flexible connector already from the soil pipe to the toilet waste outlet - I am still not sure how our builder got that to leak in the first place.

    I am concerned that the angle etc of the toilet waste pipe would not meet the current soil pipe in our bathroom and also are there any steps I could take to ensure never to have a leak again.
    Our current toilet is relatively new but of lower quality - the seat needs changing but it is screwed onto the pan and I am thinking if I attempt to remove the screw a bolt within the pan will fall off.. Moreover, I have to remove the toilet anyways since when putting the extended soil pipe our builder made a bigger hole in the inside wall which he has not sealed.

    I was hoping to do this before putting the kitchen ceiling back. Do let me know of any thing I missed out on or should take into account.Any ideas if the close coupled toilet in the link actually can be fitted water/waste tight for our bathroom.

    Thanks,
    George.
     
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    Do you think an 'offset pan connector' would sort you out? Don't attempt to use old connectors anyway - go for new.
    John :)
     
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  4. As above, it's not good practice to use the old pan connector anyway because they often become misshapen, which is probably why it leaked.

    Not quite sure if you keeping the old one or buying a new one:

    It's a back-to-wall toilet so it doesn't matter if the bolts drop inside the pan as you can buy seats which fix from the top. If it is a back-to-wall toilet, you will need to fit a flexi connector anyway so the height difference will be ok. The thing you have to watch for is the length of the connector. Replace the fibre washer when reconnecting the water supply to the fill valve. Test for leaks by sliding some thin card underneath and flushing. If its wet when you pull it out, it's leaking.
     
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    Hello ,

    Sorry for the late response. I have attached the photos of the toilet. The black pipe is a new addition after the leak. I think that he has reused the pan connector though. Would a close coupled toilet which sit flush with the wall fit with this new extended soil pipe?....

    Thanks,
    George.
     

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  7. Probably not in that you wouldn't get a flexi short enough to fit in the space BUT cutting the black pipe closer to the wall should work.
     
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