Re: Loose Toilet2
Oct 13, 2005 9:43 am
Neville, the pan should be screwed to the floor through the 2 holes you mention either side of the base.
The best solution is to clean out the cement from the holes, mark the position of the holes on the surface under the pan with a narrow texta or long nail etc, remove the pan and drill into the cement to fit plastic plugs to take new screws.
If the cement base is not firm you may have to clean it back and start from fresh.The cement may have been originally laid to take up any unevenness in the floor but if it looks ok you can clean away all the cement and use a bed of silicone in its place.
If there is a timber floor below, screws (brass) long enough to fix directly into it will do the job.
It's a straight forward procedure. Just take it one step at a time & watch out for the water when you remove the pan !
Peter Clarkson - AusDesign Australia
This information is intended to provide general information only.
It does not purport to be a comprehensive advice.
Re: Loose Toilet4
Oct 12, 2006 7:36 pm
My toilet is sitting on a concrete base about 10-15mm thick which then sits on top of the floor tiles. I plan to do a bathroom renovation soon, including replacing those tiles, and I have already purchased a new toilet suite. My question is this... I have sat the new pan on the tiles and there is minimal movement, about a 3mm gap between the front of the pan base and the floor, so do I need to re-lay the concrete base or can the new pan be installed on a bed made of silastic etc.?