How do I replace a floor mounted toilet with a wall carrier toilet in
regards to the floor waste. Is it fairly easy to reroute the waste
pipe from the wall to where the floor waste meets the one in the wall?
How do I say this gently? If you have to ask, it is beyond your skill
set for a DIY project. Somewhere between trivial and impossible,
depending on what access is available from below, and what is behind the
wall you want to hang it on. Basically means demolishing that portion of
the bathroom, and building back new work. Wall and floor have to be
opened up, vent stack may have to be rerouted, wall framing has to be
reworked and blocking added (and probably changed from 2x4 to 2x6 to
make the plumbing fit painlessly), so on and so on. I <might> consider
such a change if bathroom needed a full gut job anyway, but if current
toilet and drain setup work, hard to justify the change.
Not a fan of wall-hung toilets anyway, in residential applications.
Always afraid they will break off, and I'll have a very embarrassed
conversation with the hosts.
Totally agree. Anyone having to ask would:
a) Be most surprised by the amount of work, tearing up the floor,
tearing out and most likely strengthening the wall, finding out what
the soil stack plumbing is etc. etc.
b) The time it would take.
c) How much it is likely to cost.
d) Also agreeing that a very, VERY, solid wall attachment is needed
for wall hung toilet. Just consider the leverage that even an
occasional person weighing say 200 pounds plus can exert when sitting
approx 15 inches out from the wall.
And if and when uncle/aunt XYZ ,who has "A bit of a weight problem"
occasionally needing more than one airline seat, visits! What are the
stats now? Some 35%+ of the USA population is overweight to
e) At a complete WAG (Wild assed* guess!) one MIGHT be very lucky to
get it done for a couple to three thousand dollars. But could easily
get into some serious modifications (or a sub standard job!) and also
cost considerably more. So, why bother?
* Seems inadvertently appropriate?
re: "How do I say this gently? If you have to ask, it is beyond your
skill set for a DIY project."
Ya know, I really hate this type of response.
Just because someone asks a question about doing something they never
did before doesn't always mean they don't have the skills to do it.
Let me give you a perfect example: When I moved into my house, there
was no base for the basement shower . The floor of the shower was the
slab itself and the drain was a hole in the slab with a kitchen sink
strainer in it. I kid you not. The drain wasn't even centered in the
stall...the slab just sloped down in that direction.
I wanted to install a real shower stall with a real base but had never
tackled anything related to under-the-slab plumbing before. In fact, I
had never really done much plumbing of any kind. I really had no idea
what was under the slab, so I asked around about what to expect. I
even posted the question in this group (~10 years ago) and got a
pretty good answer from someone with a similiar situation.
So armed with some more info, I borrowed a jack hammer, broke up the
slab and modified the cast iron fittings to get the drain where I
needed it to be. I reframed, rewired and replumbed the entire bathroom
and have been using it daily for 10 years.
I'm glad no one told me I couldn't do it simply because I had to ask
On Jan 22, 10:04 pm, email@example.com wrote:
This idea is not one of your brightest moments. Simply call a plumbing
contractor and pay the people for a comprehensive bid and you will
know why the project must be professionally done. Just for openers, in
many communities you would be well over the limit beyond which plans
and permits are required. Whatever, good luck.
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