It seems that the North Container bathroom is determined to cause us drama. We encountered another problem when it came to mounting the wall hung toilet. However, a few minor set backs are not going to let us down and we are making sure, steady progress. The toilet is up and it looks fantastic.
What? More Problems?
We took the risk of buying a shop floor demo model of this particular wall hung toilet. It was a bargain that was almost too good to be true. But, with any second hand item or demo unit, we took a risk in purchasing it. In this case, we found out that the locator nuts that secure the toilet to the wall were missing. Being a demo model, there wasn’t much we could do about getting them from the supplier. However, this is just the sort of thing that Small Scale Engineering does for clients, so it took Kevin no time at all to make up two new ones out of brass. So the problem was pretty insignificant in the end.
The original locator nuts could have been made out of almost any material. Kevin decided on brass, as an extra precaution, because it won’t corrode in the damp environment of a bathroom.
We also found that because of how we had to make and install the frame for the toilet, the threaded rods were not quite long enough for the toilet installation. Again, it was really easy to pull them out and put in slightly longer ones in.
Once that was all done, it was a simple task of mounting the toilet. By the way, toilets are really heavy!
Mounting the Wall Hunt Toilet
We slipped the toilet over the threaded rods. Using an allen key to access the grub screws on the sides, we tightened it over the locator nuts to fix it in place.
To stop the toilet rattling or moving against the tiles behind the toilet, Kevin added a bead of silicon that will cushion it.
How Likely Is The Toilet to Fall Off the Wall?
We’ve all been to a shopping mall that has wall hung toilets. And there in that one cubicle, there’s that toilet that’s sitting at a weird angle, as if it’s about to drop off the wall.
I asked Kevin about that. How likely are wall hung toilets to fall off the walls? He told me that many shopping centres use the frames for concealed cistern, wall hung toilets that are supposed to be used behind brick walls. However, the back walls in public bathrooms are usually drywall. The drywall specific frames are much more expensive which is why the contractors buy the cheaper brick type. They do eventually pull through the dry-walling. If the correct installation method is used, there should never be any issues.
You may recall that Kevin made a frame specifically for this toilet, so it won’t fall off the wall. Now that the mounting of the wall hung toilet is complete, we are looking forward to many long years of service.