I have a problem with a toilet, it keeps cracking where it's bolted down.
I blame my mother-in-law for breaking it. Everytime she comes over and uses
the bathroom, I end up with a busted toilet. Now she is one heavy duty
woman. I think what happens is she plops down on the toilet, instead of
sitting down, and when she goes to get up, she rocks the toilet.
Weight Watchers is out of the question, this woman likes to chow down.
Maybe I'm not installing the new toilets right? However, they're fine until
she uses it.
The toilet shoudn't rock. Is the flange too high? Are you using a wax ring
or a waxless device? I got a waxless seal from HD that would not work right
in my installation, Get a Fernco waxless seal. It works well.
Get a toilet seat for the disabled. It's a good foot or two higher than
normal. She won't have a chance to develop much velocity.
Alternatively, research toilet seats with shock absorbers, preferably
AKA 'jail toilet'.
They had one of those at work for a few years, specially installed for a
500-lb cart rider that used to work there. Scary-looking. After he got
the self-induced medical retirement he was trying for, they took it back
out. Not sure if they are saving it out back somewhere for the next
gravity-challenged employee, or if they shitcanned it.
We had a 550# prisoner. He sat on a the tail gate of a government
truck, then transported to an Air Force Base Hospital. They put him in
a sling and then figured out his weight. When released, he was 350#
Remarkable, he never broke a single toilet, steel or otherwise.
Though I never had toilet break, I have one with a flange that is too
high, since it is all cast iron, it wouldn't be an easy fix.
Since it kept using up wax rings and there was on clearance ofr a
waxless ring, I shimmed the toilet. I think there are commercial one
available, but I cut one out of 1/4" Plexiglas. No problem since.
I made a cardboard template traced it out, drilled the center hole &
cut the outside with a bandsaw.
If this is not a troll post, my first thought is why is hers not always
broken? If it is always broken, tell to to stop at a McD's on the way over
and unload. No eating or drinking while at your place.
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