I would like to replace my toilet,but removing the tank is not too bad,but
I'm concerned about getting all the water that's trapped in the bowl,I have
to carry it through a carpeted area and my would wife shoot me if got water
on the carpet,it seems like you sponge all the water out,but there is always
a little left in bowl trap.Thanks for any suggestions.
Turn the supply valve off. Flush the toilet
(won't be much water left in it). Get all the
water out of the tank (towel and wringing it dry,
or whatever method you want to use). Remove the
the tank. Unbolt the toilet. Take it to the
shower/bath tub, hold it and rotate it so that
the remaining water runs/drips out the bottom.
Put it in a garbage bag and carry it out.
Buy a turkey baster (huge eye-dropper thing). After flushing the toilet, suck
out what remains into a bucket. Unbolt the base and drain any remaining water
into the tub. Bag it and carry it outside.
Don't put the baster where a family member might grab it and put in the
kitchen draw for future use. I mark mine with permanent marker "For toilets
only!" before I begin the task, which should keep all English-speakers
Differences between nagging wife and a toilet seat:
(Originally "Differences between U of Michigan girls and toilet seats,"
found on a restroom wall at Ohio State)
1. Toilet seats take a lot of shit without complaining.
2. You can get used to the looks of a toilet seat.
3. Holes in toilet seats don't get stretched out.
4. Toilet seats always go down for you.
5. Toilet seats don't get headaches.
6. You can TALK to a toilet seat.
7. Toilet seats seldom come unhinged.
8. Toilet seats are ready when you are.
9. Toilet seats warm up quickly.
(and many others)
Not necessarily. My new Toto Drakes easily outperform the various high
flush volume toilets they replace. No contest.
As to the original question, after you remove the tank, quickly pour a
5-gallon bucket of water in the bowl. The hard siphon action will
remove nearly all the water. Then, either use a sponge, or even
better, a shop vac to remove the little that remains.
It's not a bad idea to carry it out with a garbage bag underneath, just
in case there are a few drips or in case some old wax ring falls off.
You don't want that stuff falling on a carpet!
Puh-leeze. It's just a glorified coffee mug. Don't let it intimidate you.
Don gloves and eye protection. Apply hammer. Bust it up, pulverize it,
and put it in a cardboard box or trash bin. Yes, right in the bathroom.
You got the idea with sponges, but for any remaining water, or
moisture, you can get a storage bin that is large enough to hold the
bowl. Kinda of big plastic box you used to store Christmas
decorations. Just put the bowl inside the plastic box and slide
accross the wife senstive carpet.
Just guessing out loud....
tom @ www.FreeWorkAtHomeIdeas.com
The plastic storage bin is a good idea, but slide
it? A wc without without a tank attached does not
weigh much. I don't have have any trouble
carrying one and I am comparatively, small, weak
and nearly 68.
I recently installed an elongated right height American Champion in one of my
bathrooms because the toilet that it replaced often took two or three flushes to
remove everything from the bowl. The AC does on the first try; every time.
What it doesn't do particularly well is wash down the sides of the bowl at the
same time. But it does empty the bottom of the bowl every time.
The flush is a little startling at first to someone who hasn't experienced it
before. And since I live alone, I don't care about the noise.
what if it's just a plastic or wooden item or toy stuck in the built-in
trap causing a poor flush? after you wet vac out the water and remove
the base bolts, set on old towels in the tub. run a snake with an old
towel attached to the end of the snake thru the trap all the way in
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