Installing a toilet on a concrete floor may not be the most difficult task in the world.
However, if you don’t prepare properly and take the right precautions you can make it a whole lot harder than what it needs to be.
Instead of being afraid of the project and leaving it for someone else, the following helpful tips can make things simpler for you if you want to tackle this on your own.
DO have some bolt cutters handy. When digging into concrete, you may notice that there are wires nested in there.
This is not something that you want to ignore when installing a toilet.
Make sure that you have bolt cutters around in case there is some snipping that needs to be done.
DO add water to your blades. When you saw through concrete, there will be a ton of dust all over the place.
This may become such an issue that you might need to take constant breaks.
While there is no way to eliminate this issue as a whole, you should try wetting it the concrete so the amount of dust released is significantly reduced.
DO think about installing a flange on any new flooring before you set the toilet in place.
This will make it much easier to cut the flooring where the base of the toilet will be placed.
You will need some special equipment, like spray lubricant, to ensure that this is done correctly.
Again, if this is not something you believe you can do on your own, it might be a good idea for you to call in some reinforcements.
DON’T assume you will need a jackhammer to complete this task. This may seem like a logical choice, but it can make things harder than ever.
The first issue is the fact that this tool is more than likely way too big for the job at hand.
The other issue is having someone experienced to operate it. Either way, it is not likely this will turn out well.
DON’T avoid calling in a seasoned professional if it feels like you are being overwhelmed.
This may not be the cheapest option, but it will save you a great deal of time and aggravation.
A good reason to do this would be if the project seems larger than expected and there is a chance that working on it will violate some of the local council or building codes.
Calling a pro is more than worth the money that you will invest, so give this some careful consideration.
DON’T forget to place your vents properly and use the correct size. If you don’t vent the toilet correctly, it will make the flush weak.
This means that you will need to flush more than once in order to fully empty the bowl.
Not only is this an annoyance, but it means that you will use more water, which means that your water bills will increase too.
While this is not the simplest job, it is also not the most difficult.
The key is making sure that you have the right equipment handy and making sure that you are following all of the regulations for your local area.
When it comes to toilet installations, it is possible to hire someone to take care of this for you or you can try to complete this task on your own.
While the latter is a great way to save money, you should certainly call someone to help if it gets too difficult for you to handle.
If you are looking for a specialist concrete cutting company who uses only the best practices to get the job done right, then please call us at Megasaw on 1300 920 419 or contact us through our website www.megasaw.com.au/contact-us/