how to refit a toilet ?


I recently had a plumber fit out the toilet, but now have to tile behind the toilet seat so want to remove it for a day and then refit after tiling. (the plumber was supposed to come back, but hasnt.) I only need to tile a square meter so a couple of hours might do it.
I know how to turn the water off ok and I can see there are 2 screws to hold the base in place on the floor and 2 screws for the cistern into the wall. It is one of these push button flushes but I am not sure how this disconnects. Also I presume the waste is just a push fit and comes away easily and just pushes back in when re fitting.
Any help appreciated thanks
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Unscrew the pan and cistern from the wall then lift the cistern and pan out as one complete unit. Just be careful as you will get spillage from the outlet of the pan. Make sure you support them to avoid stressing the jount between pan and cistern.
Also stuff newspaper in the open soil pipe to stop gasses and odours comming back up (but of course make sure you can get it out after). Either that or put a carrier bag over the open end.
I am sure I do not need to say it but wear gloves if possible and wash hands after to avoid the nasty diseases that lurk down the soil pipe.
Refit is reverse of removal but you will need to jiggle it all about to make the screw holes line up.
Paul
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Thanks Paul I have managed to the job and all is sorted.
One other question though....I turned off the water and opened the taps and no water came out, however when I came to disconnect the supply to the cistern it was still running probably about a litre every 2 minutes or so, I double checked the mains taps and they were all off. I just lead the flexi hose into the waste pipe and continued with it slowly running all the time while I done the job. How could it be that was still having a water feed if nothing coming out of anything else, and mains switched off.??

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S S wrote:

Water coming directly from the tank in the loft?
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Seems the most likely cause, although i thought with all the valves off that would have stopped it.
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