Unfortunatley i don't even have room for one of these space saving
connectors! I've resigned myself to using the existing connection and
building a cabinet
out behind the toilet, either this or building a 5" step to sit the
pan on. I really don't like the idea of taking a grinder to the
I had to do exactly this. The glazed clay pipe came out of the concrete slab
and rose through the void of the suspended floor. The new wc had a concealed
cistern and was much nearer the wall than the original.
Took up plenty of floor boards to get an angle grinder in below floor level
and cut round as much of the pipe as possible (about two thirds) scored the
rest using a tile saw blade in a hacksaw. A sharp blow on the top of the
pipe with the hand and it snapped off clean.
If you have enough pipe exposed above slab level then the ideal way is to
fit a rubber collar to convert from clay to PVC then site the pan outlet to
suit. My guess is, you will find is that this is not possible, due to lack
What I did was to use a finned push fit flexible pan connector into the clay
pipe below floor level, which then rose out through the floor straight onto
the wc spigot. This was ok for a concealed cistern as the back of the loo
was all boxed in.
Whatever connection you make will be below ground and not easily accessible.
You must make sure that it is firmly secured to the clay pipe.
I cut the clay pipe just above a socket, so was able to secure the finned
connector firmly to the clay pipe using heavy gauge cable ties.
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