I have a Celite toilet of fairly recent vintage, and the tank has a
hair-line crack which can't be sealed with calk or epoxy
I gather from the Internet that Celite is made in Brazil and is considered a
high-end product. But in can't find any place in my fairly large city to get
a Celite tank.
Question: Is another brand of tank compatible with the Celite bowl, so long
as the bolt-holes match?
Color compatibility is no problem -- solid white.
I'm just trying to avoid having to install the whole shebang if possible. I
think that's a little tricky.
But in the end I probably will install a solid-state new toilet. That seems
to be the standard these days.
Not at all.
Turn the water supply off; disconnect the line.
Flush it to empty the tank.
Towel out the remaining water in the bowl.
Remote two nuts at base.
Lift, and carry to trash being careful not to tip it and let internal
remaining water out.
Scrape out wax of wax ring. I use a big screwdriver and scrape that onto
a plastic bag. Don't touch it, it's nasty stuff.
Insert new mountain bolts.
Put wax ring onto base.
Lower base into place. Sit on it to seat it. Tighten base bolts.
Install caps. Bolts might have to be hacksawed to allow caps to fit.
I've done three so far; first time took 90 minutes. Last one took 40
The bolt holes should not be much of an issue, since typically they
are slotted. You may be concerned about getting a replacement that
has a slightly larger footprint, otherwise your flooring may show an
Toilet replacement is actually easy.
Just make sure you measure the "setback" and buy a new one with the
same setback. Measure from the wall to the center of the bolts
(Setback is actually the distance from the wall to the center of the
drain opening, but the bolts are almost always centered on the flange.
Standard setbacks are 10", 12", and 14".
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