Installing a wall-hung toilet

Job description:

In our modern world, wall-hung toilets have become a must. They take less space, they are more aesthetic. The installation is fairly easy as long as you follow the steps.

Skill level: 1 – Beginner

Materials required:

  • Spirit level
  • Drill
  • Metal Saw

Step by step guide to installing a wall-hung toilet:

1. Make sure the wall is strong enough. The toilets are indeed supported by the wall. Also make sure the floor is not tiled as part of the toilets rests on the ground so it must be plain and flat.

2. Allow a space of 120 x 80 cm for wall hung toilet. The advantage of these toilets is that you can adjust the height: high for disabled or low for children.

3. If you are changing existing toilets, you will need to start by cutting off the water, then unscrew the nuts on the floor.

4. Holding the bowl after emptying the tank, unscrew the supply pipe and remove it, then the bowl itself.

5. The concept of mounting a wall-hung WC is simple: the bowl is secured to a metal structure to be placed on the ground and fixed to the wall which contain the cistern. This set will be hidden by plasterboard and then covered with paint, wallpaper or tiles.

6. Fix the metal frame to the wall with screws supplied by the manufacturer. The wall fixtures will, in turn, be selected according to the wall.Once attached to the wall it should be fixed on the ground by the same methods.

7. Next, put the toilet bowl on the structure and affix the gasket to the waste tube and make the connection between the bowl and the sewer pipe. Most often this is done using a flexible and adjustable pipe that can cover a distance.

8. Once the toilet is placed onto position you will need to place the tank onto the bowl. The tank can either be inserted into the wall or be attached to the outside of the wall. This will depend on the model; connecting the tank to the bowl is generally a universal procedure. Make sure that the rubber toilet gasket is in position, as well as the rubber gaskets between the screws and bolts. Place the tank onto the bowl and jiggle a little to make sure of a strong fit. Screw the bowl down to the tank for a secure installation.

9. You will need to remove the bowl to tile/paint the wall. Fix a sheet of drywall around the supporting structure.

10. After covering your wall you will only have to put the toilet in place and determine the height that suits you.

Wall hung toilets simplify cleaning the floor under it. So your bathroom is always clean.

If you are unsure about the job, you might want to contact a local plumber.

The information provided in this guide is to be used strictly for guidance only. We recommend you always read the manufacturer's instructions.