I have a 1955 bungalow and I am trying to replace the WC (Separate
cistern). The problem is the soil pipe which is of the concrete varity
and comes up in the concrete floor 260mm from the wall (Centre of soil
pipe). I cannot see how I can line up a close coupled WC with the soil
pipe and still be able to screw the cistern to the wall unless I move
the WC left or right of the soil pipe so I can put in a flexible
coupling etc. Can you still get seperate WC/Cistern combinations or is
there some trick/adaptor I am unaware of. Can a flexible coupling do a
complete fold back with out blocking etc.
You can still get separates, although the choice of styles may be limited.
Also, you can get an adapter that looks like a "question mark", this
will get a few mm closer to the wall.
It's supposed to be designed to allow you to fit a CC pan in place of an
older BS standard pan, although it still doesn't seem to go back quite
I take it that the old pan was an "S" trap design, rather than a "P" trap ?
If it is, then get an adaptor that makes a "P" trap into an "S" trap. You
might still have to put an inch by two batten between the screw holes on the
cistern and the wall, but this is hidden well by the cistern lid.
This type of thing :
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