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pittmatch 02-01-2008 07:25 AM

wall mounted toilets
 
do I need a metal support frame to install a wall hung toilet to a partition wall

majakdragon 02-01-2008 11:03 AM

I have never seen a wall mounted toilet that did not have a metal carrier mounted in the wall.

dyier 02-02-2008 12:12 AM

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

pittmatch 02-03-2008 04:49 AM

Why? can anyone explain, if I instll the thank to a solid wall and build a timber wall infront of it covered with 3/4 inch plywood to secure the bowl what is the purpose of the metal support frame

nacko 02-03-2008 07:13 AM

get the installation instructions for the toilet you want to hang on the wall. If you don't like the part that says "bolt metal bracket to wall", call the number for the manufacturer listed on the instructions and ask them. then report back to us and tell us what they said.

nap 02-03-2008 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pittmatch (Post 94495)
Why? can anyone explain, if I instll the thank to a solid wall and build a timber wall infront of it covered with 3/4 inch plywood to secure the bowl what is the purpose of the metal support frame

take a look at this and scroll to drawing number 2 (kind of ironic, isn't it?)

that is the base bracket that is installed in the wall that the toilet mounts on. It is not only the mounting bracket but it is also the connection for the outflow from the toilet.

what did you think the toilet connected to anyway and what did youthink held up that 400 pound fat guy?

drawing of wall mount toilet

Double A 02-04-2008 11:06 AM

Are referring to a wall mounted WC bowl, tank or both?

Wall mounted tanks don't require the carrier if the bowl is floor mounted and floor outlet. A wall outlet bowl may or may not need the carrier, depending on the brand.

A wall mounted bowl will need a carrier. The leverage of a person sitting on that bowl will create a huge torque load on the wall and attempt to move it. The wall has to be sized and stabilized accordingly. The metal carrier accepts and transfers these high torque loads down into the supporting structure to keep the wall from just falling over.

pittmatch 02-05-2008 04:31 AM

Now, that's a propper answer, thanks for your help.

troubleseeker 02-05-2008 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pittmatch (Post 94495)
Why? can anyone explain, if I instll the thank to a solid wall and build a timber wall infront of it covered with 3/4 inch plywood to secure the bowl what is the purpose of the metal support frame

Wall hung toilets MUST use their deignated support frames. Not only to support the toilet but to ensure any chance of a watertight connection to the sewer line. Anything less than a 100% proper installation of a wall hung will gaurantee you a lifetime of misery. I know because my first house had all wall hung units.


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