new toilet - a few questions....

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Hi

I need to replace my toiler in the bathroom as the pan has chipped and the cistern has aleak also.

My toilet is a bit different to most - where the current pan connector goes down (through the floor - wooden floorboards). But it doesn't go into a stack/soil pipe - it goes into a concrete slab (round and about inch or 2 high) - my question is how do i remove the old pan connector as it seems to be concreted in and won't move - will I have to cut it out??

Secondly, what will be in the whole, just a big hole or will i see a soil pipe somewhere?

many thanks for reading my 1st post
 
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I would imagine that this concrete plinth is just reinforcing a salt glaze pipe, maybe - presumably on the ground floor?
if so, there's no way you'll chip it out without damage, I fear - but connectors are available to connect the new loo into the old pipe.
John :)
 
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the toilet is upstairs - do you mean to connect new loo to old pan connector? as i cannot see the waste pipe at all
 
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There must be a soil pipe there somewhere (I hope)! If you can expose the orifice, a plastic pan connector will fit down the hole.
A picture might help here as I can't think why this would be concrete upstairs!
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all there is is an angled pan connecter bending down itno this concrete circular block which mus then go to the floor - no pipe at all in sight - the pan connector is fixed/concreted in!
 
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Sounds like it could be a cast iron or clay pipe socket with the pan connector, or the pan outlet spigot pointed in with a strong sand/cement mortar. If you're lucky, there's a relatively thin layer of mortar over a rope and tar gasket in a cast iron socket. If you're unlucky it's a strong concrete mix filling the collar on a clay pipe.

Chipping the pointing out of a cast iron pipe may be possible, but chipping concrete out of clay socket is most likely to break the pipe.
Maybe that's already happened, and the concrete is a botched 'repair'
 
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Thanks for your help I appreciate it. So would you suggest leaving the original pan connector in place (it looks ok) and fitting new toiler to this?
 
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