Plumbing / DIY help needed please by raistlin


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raistlin
Our downstairs toilet pedestal has come loose from the floor. it is supposed to be secured by four screws through the base into the floor but one side is not secured at all.

My concern is that the floor is concrete. Is there any way of re-securing the pedestal without having to take it out please?
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Posted 22 Aug 2014, 10:44 #1 


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Raise it up just slightly and then use some waterproof tile grout to push under the pedestal and let it set.
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Posted 22 Aug 2014, 15:36 #2 

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Duncan
Good grade silicone is also quite effective. Most double glazed windows are held more securely by the silicone than by the screws. Of course it needs to be completely grease free to work.
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Posted 22 Aug 2014, 17:34 #3 

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raistlin
Thanks both :)

I thought there was a combination hammer screw and plug that might fit the bill.
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Posted 23 Aug 2014, 15:28 #4 

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Duncan
The problem with anything like that is theres a high risk that you will crack the pan while trying to drill the hole. What you are thinking of is a thing called a frame fixing, but you would need to be sure it was a stainless version.
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Posted 23 Aug 2014, 16:16 #5 

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raistlin
Thanks Duncan :)
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Posted 23 Aug 2014, 16:22 #6 

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Mick
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The WC pan in my house is fixed with mastic. Not even anything special just white bathroom silicone. The two available screw holes are empty. The floor being some sort of stone effect tiles on concrete. This from original construction of the property some 6-7 years ago.

Posted 23 Aug 2014, 16:32 #7 

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Arctic
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Now boys do the job properly take the toilet out, once you have removed the screws which are holding the pan and set the toilet to one side you can re-drill the holes a little deeper put in new rawl plugs then either set the seat on a bed of silicone or tile adhesive had the new screws not over tightening so you do not crack the pan job is done and should not need doing again.

Posted 23 Aug 2014, 16:33 #8 

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raistlin
Arctic wrote:Now boys do the job properly take the toilet out


No idea how to Steve :(
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Posted 23 Aug 2014, 17:59 #9 

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Hi Paul.
It does not matter if it is high line or low line toilet system, you will have to do the same from the start take the top off the cistern, flush the toilet and right away hold up the ball cock and tie it up to stop the cistern refilling.

With that done take out any other screws which are holding the pan to the floor, you then work the small pipe free from the back of the toilet pan, next you will either lift and move the toilet forward and away from the wall and the pipe it is fitted into usually the 4" pipe big round one, if the pipe go's out through the floor you just lift the toilet there may still be some water left in the bend so be careful not to spill it.

Now re drill the holes add new rawl plugs clean the are of dust and dirt wipe dry add silicone within the area of the screw points where the area of the pan meets floor, clean the bottom of the toilet pan outside would be best because of the water still in the bend, once cleaned take the toilet back in offer it to the floor lining up the big pipe at the same time and screw down with new screws, do not over tighten refit the small pipe untie the ball cock and let the toilet refill.

leave to set for at least 24 hours job done good luck Arctic.

Posted 24 Aug 2014, 01:57 #10 

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raistlin
Thanks Steve :)
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Posted 24 Aug 2014, 08:47 #11 


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Steve, does the high line toilet system have a full colour display?? :lol:

Posted 25 Aug 2014, 11:28 #12 

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woolleysox
Remember to use brass screws as steel will rust through
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Posted 04 Sep 2014, 17:38 #13 

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raistlin
Solved. With grateful thanks to Devilish :) Cheers mate.
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Posted 13 Sep 2014, 15:53 #14 


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