There is normally a hole each side of the pan, I always drill through
and put in brass screws then seal around the base with silicone sealant
(stops the drips from all party's from getting underneath & smelling)
without the screws every big arse that lands on the pot will tend to
make it wobble and displace it.
How was it fixed before you removed it from the floor down stairs ?
If I remember toilet bowls are fixed with 2 brass screws on timber
floors .Bedded on a bed of mortar on solid masonry floor. You'll soon
find out when you use it when it tips to one side
It was fixed by two steel screws (that had rusted away) to the original
vinyl tiled floor and the PO had laid laminate over the vinyl badly cutting
it around the pan and filling the gaps with some sort of mastic gunge. Not
nice! The floor itself is concrete and I stripped all the old vinyl and
laminate before laying the new ceramic tiles.
I have stainless steel screws to hold it back down but was wondering if I
should bed it on something or just stand it on the new ceramic tiles before
screwing it down.
I realised today that I might have a problem drilling the floor to take the
new screws unless I can move the pan slightly away from the original
location as the old rusted screws are buried in the concrete under my new
I just took a look at that thread via the link to home owners hub. How on
earth do you put up with all that advertising and other crap. I am so please
I found this newsgroup directly, I would have been long gone if I had to
sift through all that dross.
If it is a normal pan held down with a couple of coach screws or
similar, those will hold it fine if properly fitted.
If you're feeling enthusiastic you could bed it into silicone sealant,
or "no more nails" but you don't need to.
Usual caveats about tightening any screws through sanitary ware apply -
over-tighten them and there will be an expensive "crack" sound.
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