How to fit a Toilet Flush Pipe includes 10 top questions asked
Martin smith explains how to fit a toilet flush pipe including ten top questions ask to save the need of an emergency plumber in the future.
- How to fit a toilet flush pipe?
- When is it best to fit the toilet flush pipe?
- How do I measure the toilet flush pipe when fitting?
- How to fix a toilet flush pipe if it’s too short?
- Does the height of the cistern make a difference to the toilet flush?
- When fitting a toilet flush pipe does it require silicone?
- Why is my toilet flush pipe leaking?
- What is the size of a toilet flush pipe? (38mm)
- Can I buy a toilet flush pipe separate or should I have to order one?
- What is the best toilet flush pipe washer?
How to fit a toilet flush pipe
This is the most asked question when requiring to fit a toilet flush pipe. It is very important to follow the instruction. If there is no instructions to fitting the flush piping then please follow Martin’s tips as given below.
When is it best to fit the toilet flush pipe
The best time to fit the flush pipe is once the toilet cistern is fitted and the toilet has been put temporary in place for where the perminent positioning will be.
How do I measure the toilet flush pipe when fitting
It is very important that when measuring the size of the toilet flush pipe that the pipe is going directly in a vertical position from the cistern and a horizontal position to the toilet pan. To start with the measuring for the horizontal position, as long as the wall at the back it vertically level then measure the distance from the internal side of the socket of the toilet at the further point of the flushing pipe. With this measurement you will require to minus the measurement of the wall to the centre of the flushing hole in the cistern then cut. Once you have done this then you will require to do the opposite, starting with a measurement from the floor to the internal side of the toilet syphon as to the point where the toilet syphon ends, minus the measurements from the floor to the centre of the toilet pan inlet, again as long as the floor is level. when making cuts it is very important to remember to take measurements from the centre of the flush pipes. If the flush pipe has more than a 90° bend then please consider the extra distance.
How to fix a toilet flush pipe if it’s too short
The correct way to fix a toilet pipe if it’s too short is to replace it but as an alternative which maybe temporary or permanent is to either use a universal waste coupling or to use allot of silicone sealant. Please keep in mind that over time, the sealant will hold so always get a good quality one.
Does the height of the cistern make a difference to the flush
The height to the cistern can make a big difference to the height of the flush. The higher the cistern, the more water pressure it has when flushing the toilet.
When fitting a toilet flush pipe does it require silicone
When fitting the flush pipe, there is no need for silicone but if your a little wherry about the fitting then using silicone will not harm it unless it is used to cover up a bad job then there may be problems in the future.
Why is my toilet flush pipe leaking
If the toilet flush pipe is leaking, there is either a manufactures or it’s been badly fitted. If it’s a manufactures default, then this may either be on the porcelain of the toilet, the rubber or plastic washer or the plastic waste pipe. All three may need a closer inspection to determine the problem. If it’s been badly fitted then whoever has fitted the pipe will need to put this right with no cost due to the standard 12 months fitting guarantee.
What is the size of a toilet flush pipe
Most toilet flush pipes that go in to the back of the toilet come in 38mm width and may change size as they get closer to the toilet cistern. Some Toilet flush pipes can be a slightly different size depending on where they are bought from and if they have follow BS regulations.
Can I buy a toilet flush pipe separate or should I have to order one
In most good plumbers merchants you should be able to buy a standard flush pipe however if the toilet is of some special order then the toilet pipe may come of different size.
What is the best toilet flush pipe washer
In Martin’s opinion, the best toilet flush pipe washer is the rubber washer, the rubber toilet washer is found best due to the elasticity over time.
If you have any more questions on the toilet washer then feel free to send us an email at email@example.com or we can send an emergency plumber over.
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