New toilet


Postby S Feeney » Sat May 31, 2008 11:14 am

Am trying to install new toilet . unfortunately the flexible pan connector
i have bought leaves the cistern too far fom the wall. The simple solution would seem to be to cut off about half of the soil pipe protruding through the wall leaving about 2 inches remaining is this areasonable solution and if so what is the best tool to use to cut the soil pipe
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Postby richm » Sat May 31, 2008 12:37 pm

What is the soil pipe made of? Cast Iron will need an angle grinder, Plastic just a Hacksaw but if it is asbestos LEAVE WELL ALONE!!!

You could also 'batten out the cistern' from the wall depending on by how much

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Postby rosebery » Sat May 31, 2008 5:44 pm

Change the pan connector!!!!!

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Postby nitro23456 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:07 am

why don't you buy the correct pan connector for the application. they cost a few quid and saves you butchering the soil pipe and bodging the job.
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Postby htg engineer » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:58 am

As rosebery says - change the type of connector you're using.
The flexible pan connectors are quite bulky when not extended.

would this work ?

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/17227/Plu ... 20Straight

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