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Any Plumbers in here? Toilet mounting question...........

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Burn1, Nov 16, 2008.

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  1. Burn1

    Burn1 New Member

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    I have a new Upflush toilet that will soon need to be installed on a radiant heated cement floor.

    My question is, how does one secure a toilet like this to the floor?

    The last thing we need right now is to drill into the tubing that is in the floor.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

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  2. pelletfan

    pelletfan Member

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    Don't know your model but:
    Take a look at the rough in instructions.
    Go to the manufacturers website and download it. It gives you detailed instruction how to mount it securely to the Floor.
    Not difficult to do.
    Your installer of the radiant floor should be able to tell you too the distance of the waterlines to each other.
  3. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    It doesn't mount to the flange of the soil pipe?

    Matt
  4. sapratt

    sapratt Feeling the Heat

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    I thought all toilets mounted to that flange.
  5. pelletfan

    pelletfan Member

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    I'm not a plumber, but when looking at some of the rough ins for the toilet in question, some do install differently.
    If it's the usual installation procedure it should not be too difficult either. One always has to look at rough ins before installing and even when planning.
    Does it fit or not. Learned from experience when planning and designing Bathrooms.
  6. Burn1

    Burn1 New Member

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    Thanks for the ideas everyone.

    I actually have a plumber doing the job, but when he was here a few months ago doing the initial rough in of the plumbing, he asked me how we were going to secure the toilet to the floor.. Now that we're finally ready for him to come back and do the final hook ups of everything I am curious to see what he has for ideas, if any. :)
  7. Burn1

    Burn1 New Member

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    The toilet is in!

    The plumber came yesterday and everything went well with no problems. He drilled and bolted the toilet to the floor without disturbing any radiant heat piping. :)

    I was under the impression that it was VERY risky to drill into the floor, but evidently if the floor was done right, the tubing is far enough down in the slab so that drilling slightly into the floor is no issue.
  8. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    If there is a chance that the radiant heat pipes are close to the toilet flange than you should use a special foam ring, rather than a wax ring. The wax ring will melt and slowly dissapear. Most supply stores carry one size but other sizes can be ordered if nessecary. Hope this info helps.
  9. Burn1

    Burn1 New Member

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    No rings or holes in the floor to deal with with this toilet.

    Here is a link to what it is if you are interested-

    http://www.saniflo.com/SANIPLUS.aspx

    --Jeff
  10. Frxdy

    Frxdy New Member

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    Make a sign "NOTHING down the toilet except human waste and toilet paper". I told my sister with 4 teenage girls that if a tampon clogged the pump, it would be removed, blood typed, and returned to the rightful owner. They got the message.
  11. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    If you don't have an automatic pump on that tank, get one.
    Overflow on the floor to know when the tank is full stinks.
  12. Burn1

    Burn1 New Member

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    Good idea! The plumber that did the install made that loud and clear to me, and I passed the info along to my wife, but the sign is a good idea for visitors that may use it.

    Thanks
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    Burn1 New Member

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    It's got the automatic pump! :)
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