Not a plumber but i'm about the replace my toilet. I have a 40 yr old house and i have one uncertainty. Have the size of the dicharge opening on the new toilet changed since. Or is there only one size.
I don't know what that opening is called. And I don't want to remove the old toilet, measure it, and THEN go buy the new one.
measure from the back wall to the floor bolts that is the measurement you need to worry about
most cases it is a three inche opening. it more then likely is the same mount as the new tolets.
one thing you should be aware of is the flange is old and probably rusted out so if you pull the old tolet you may be opening a can of woop a## because the new tolet may not have any thing to bolt to.
also the bolts may be rusted on and wont come off the old tolet.
you will be much better off calling a plumber to replace it
some times it can be a real nightmare if you are not used to doing it
Toilet flanges, and openings have not changed. But
I bet the flange ring is rotted out. You can buy
many types of flange rings, and either solder new
one on, or bolt to floor.
New bolts come with all wax seals, so you should be
good to go.
You do know the name of this site is HVAC talk
Heating---ventilation- and air conditioning/refrigeration
we dont do toilets unless we own them
have you tried Toilet Talk.com
Actually ct2, I see where others know their stuff about... well, toilets
Let's continue in good fellowship.
Now here's an idea for a website.
Originally posted by ct2
have you tried Toilet Talk.com
Just ask the sales person and they will tell/sell you every thing you need.
The opening is the closet flange/bend,the old ones are mostly 3 inches, I prefer 4 inch flanges.Either one will fit your new toilet. Is this in a slab or do you have access underneath(basement?). Buy your new toilet,a wax ring if not included,and your flange and bolts if not included. Grind off the old bolts to save time.New toilets are made cheaply,just warning you. You might want to consider a plumber as this isn't a fun job.
If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.
ct i said the same thing to my boss about 10 years ago. he laughed and said sure. ac, heating and plumbing
get a flexable water supply also it will make hooking the water back a hole lot easer
Great site for plumbing help:
They don't mind giving free advice for some reason.
You got good advice about commode replacement. Mind if I lend a few words about choice of toilet?
All commodes sold these days are 1.6 gallon water saver jobs. How well each model flushes is all over the map.
Personally I've had very good luck with the Kohler Cimmaron "Class V" commode with elogated bowl. It does NOT use a pressurized air bladder to rocket the water out of the bowl when the handle is pressed (that arrangement tends to scare the crap -pardon the pun- out of people when they hear that sound and the handle snaps back on them).
The Cimmaron DOES flush like it means business! Hit the handle and BOOM! The water is gone and so are all nasties. All without the explosion common with an air bladder tank. And you don't have to flush twice. Check it out.
Building Physics Rule #1: Hot flows to cold.
Building Physics Rule #2: Higher air pressure moves toward lower air pressure
Building Physics Rule #3: Higher moisture concentration moves toward lower moisture concentration.
Thats because most plumbing repairs don't have the potential to kill people if they are not done correctly.
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