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matt46b
Wall mounted toilet
matt46b

I bought a wall mounted toilet from Home Depot and wondering if anyone has any experience installing these. It shows in the instructions (2) 2x4's nailed together on each side and you bolt through those to attach the toilet.

But just thinking about it and the weight of someone sitting on it, wouldn't a 2x6 be better? Maybe a 2x6 where the bolts go through and a 2x4 nailed to it as well ? I'm thinking that "width" of (2) 2 bys is needed not really to help brace the stud but for the toilet also?

AND -- what about wall material? I was going to have it drywalled but seems to me that the weight pushing in on the bottom would require a more solid material -- like beadboard or something?

I bought a Glenwall like this --

http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Standard-Glenwall-Pressure-Assisted-Wall-Mounted-2-piece-1-6-GPF-Single-Flush-Elongated-Toilet-in-White-2093-100-020/202499481

-- thanks

ed21
Re: Wall mounted toilet
ed21

Just curious, are you replacing a standard floor mount toilet or is this new construction? It can't be used as a floor mount replacement without a whole lot of work.
The toilet is bolted to the carrier with spacer nuts that extend past the finish wall slightly so the finish wall (drywall) doesn't carry any load. Do you also know additional wall space behind the toilet wall is needed to accommodate the carrier and waste pipe? Usually 12" to 16".
Not that it can't be DIY, but probably best left to a plumber.

dj1
Re: Wall mounted toilet
dj1

Generally, you can't add a 2x6 into a 2x4 wall without modifications (not cheap).

Trust the manufacture, if you install it following the instructions, the toilet will not fall off the wall. Following the instructions precisely is the key.

As ed21 said, it will require changes to your drain line, if you now have a standard toilet. If your floor is on a slab, there will be more work.

If you ask me, stay with a floor mounted standard toilet, if that's what you have now.

matt46b
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matt46b

15 minutes between log in ??? !

It's all new construction and yes, plenty of room behind, haven't even built the wall yet.

Carrier? Hopefully that comes with the ^&$* toilet because they didn't make note of it or show a seperate part. (I'll have to go back and look).

So I can't just go into PVC drain pipe?

matt46b
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matt46b
ed21
Re: Wall mounted toilet
ed21

The Home Depot link shows the carrier and has instructions under one of the tabs. The only time I've seen wall mount toilets is in commercial applications where a number of toilets are in a row. This allows the waste to be gathered into one horizontal leader and then taken to one vertical pipe down in a plumbing chase.

matt46b
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matt46b

Remodeling a garage with a slab floor and din't want to build an elevated floor -- so there you go. That damn carrier better be included, calling them about it.

bill
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bill

In these parts all the designers are calling for gerberit toilets . a very clean look with the tank inside the wall. at first i said what a tank inside the wall but now several years later it has proved it self. This is not for someone on a budget, but someone that wants a very now designer look. please check it out it does work very well.

http://www.geberitnorthamerica.com/en_us/target_groups/installer/splashpage_installer.html

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