Toilet pan connector advice

24 Dec 2019
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Hi I've recently purchased an old property that has a downstairs bathroom with the toilet waste pipe coming out of the floor rather than the wall. Due to the pipe being so far away from the wall I was unable to buy a closed coupled toilet that would reach the back wall. I decided to purchase a toilet unit with the cistern hidden.

As you can see in the pictures i have added a 40mm offset connector (due to the pipe being too close to the wall for any leg space when sitting). This connector just comes up short by a few inches when trying to connect to the toilet. I'm trying to find a connector that would go from the swan connector to the back of the toilet but all the flexi pan connectors seem to be too long....any suggestions?

I've also thought that another possible fix would be for me to chip away the concrete? around the swan connection and just feed a flexi straight from the cast iron floor pipe to the back of the toilet?

There might be a simple solution but unfortunately i'm not very clued up on this.



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What is the distance from the centre of the floor pipe to the wall?

Be accurate.
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1st off, dump the old swan neck connector, never re-use an old pan fitting it's just a recipe for disaster.

I'd hack the old one out and use a bent BTW connector for that.

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