The wiki faq doesn't seem to have any guidance: I have cracked the pan
of a low level wc in a cloakroom and need to replace it. It is old
with a bottom exit to the sewer which is only 150mm centre from the
back wall. Most modern pans seem to be horizontal exit so if I buy one
I will need a 90 degree bend and this means moving the pan forward by
several inches, or is there another solution?
The only close coupled wc and cistern I have seen with a bottom outlet
requires 210mm from wall to centre.
Pondering about efficacy of flushing, surely a high level cistern
imparts more kinetic energy to the water than a low level one?
On 17/03/17 10:55, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
yes....that seems to be where its at
In your case I would be tempted to use a 90 degree bend from a trad pan,
and then build a false wall - you could have a concealed cistern behind
it - to make the new pan location look more natural
It does, but its not always clear that's the best way to float turds away.
“it should be clear by now to everyone that activist environmentalism
(or environmental activism) is becoming a general ideology about humans,
I used one - - it works fine. I ended up having a single thickness of
plasterboard behind the cistern as a spacer as I couldn't quite get it
all the way back. I tink part of the WC was hitting against the slightly
proud dran pipe - but it was near enough. Good luck - I hope you get one
and that it works as well for you as it did for me.
Twyfords still do an S-trap pan for about £65
There used to be an architectural scrap yard in worthing
that bought up old, used coloured bathroom suites
and sold them on to people who were desparate for a
On Friday, 17 March 2017 10:55:55 UTC, email@example.com wrote:
We used a laufen pan like this:
It extends a bit at the back to allow space for a 90 degree bend. Our pipe in the floor was put very close to the wall on purpose to facilitate this.
You've got a lot of faith... I took a ceramic tap cartridge into 3 or 4
plumbers merchants (including the one remaining "trade only, the public
can fuck off" places).
After some arse scratching, none of them could match it...
It'd be amazed if they could match a bog for port spacings. In fact
you'd probably be better off in B&Q going around with a tape measure on
I had already been to the old school one at the end of my road and
they weren't much use.
Thanks for all the replies, I'll just buy a cheap twyford low level
pan and keep the existing cistern.
It will have to sit a little bit forward even with the mcallister P
conversion for the outlet.
Any views on what it should be bedded on prior to screwing to the
On 17/03/2017 10:55, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
When we cracked our washbasin some years ago, we already had a crack in
the toilet. We figured that we'd have to have a full new suite and that
it would be worth claiming on our insurance for that. However the
insurance company knew of a company that specialised in out of
production items and managed to source a new pan and basin, which was a
lot less bother. It may be worth trying to find such a company.
Following on from that, they'd said we'd have to pay two excesses of £50
each as the damage was caused on two separate occassions. They were
going to arrange for a plumber, but I said that I'd fit them myself.
They then said they would pay me, but only at minimum wage. I said not
to bother and I presume that the person dealing with it decided to help
us out, because neither excess was ever charged.
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