Close-coupled bathroom facilities, the most popular style in the UK, are quick, simple, and easy to put into place at home. A close coupled toilet is the ideal option for any bathroom, classic or modern, as they are both smaller in size and fashionable. If you know how installing a new close coupled toilet in the toilet compartment may be done in a few hours and is sometimes offered as a full kit. And with our helpful step-by-step instructions, we’re here to tell you.
How Are close coupled toilets different?
Close coupled toilets still predominate in the majority of UK bathrooms, despite wall-hung, back-to-wall toilets appearing to be the most fashionable nowadays. Regardless of the type of toilet you choose to install, there are significant differences in how they are installed.
- Ideal Height: Close coupled toilets are constructed slightly higher to facilitate comfortable sitting for those with mobility impairments who have trouble using regular toilets.
- Close-coupled toilets have a shorter projection compared to regular toilets, which makes them perfect for restrooms with a limited amount of room. They may also be installed in cloakrooms thanks to their small seat area and shallow cistern depth.
How Do I Put In A Close Coupled Toilet?
When your toilet fixture is delivered, make sure all the components stated in the instruction manual provided by the manufacturer are there and in good condition. If something is missing or broken, it is advisable to examine everything before sending the shipment back.
You will require a full close-coupled toilet set.
- flexible spanner
- a flexible wrench
- silicone caulk
- knife, Stanley
- Level spirit
- Measurement tape
- the handles
To Guarantee a Successful Installation Process, Take the Following Actions
Gather Your Resources and Tools
Make sure you have all the required equipment and materials when you start. In addition to the close coupled toilet kit itself, you’ll probably need a wrench, a driver for a screwdriver, a measure, a tape measure, a wax ring, toilet bolts, and maybe the bathroom seat.
Organise the Space
Make sure that the restroom floor is spotless and level, to begin with. Shims may be required later on to stabilise the toilet if the surface doesn’t seem level. To flush out any remaining water between the storage container and bowl, switch off the drinking water connection to the current toilet.
Prepare the Toilet Flange
Examine the toilet flange, the fitting on the bathroom floor that holds the toilet bolts, before installing it. Ensure that it is spotless and debris-free. It may be necessary to either fix or substitute the flange if it is broken or not level enough with the floor.
Install the Wax Ring
Ensure the new wax ring is centred over the hole and affixed to the commode flange. The wax inside the ring forges an airtight barrier around the sewage line and the toilet.
Install the toilet Bolts
Place the fresh toilet bolts in the slots of the flange. The toilet will be fastened to the flange using these bolts. Use the wax ring and bolt kit, which is frequently included with a bathroom fixture or is available separately.
Install the Toilet
Set the close coupled toilet by carefully lowering it onto the wax ring and lining it up with the bathroom bolts. For compression of the wax ring and to ensure a tight seal, gently press the bowl of the toilet down into it. The four mounting apertures on the toilet’s base are where the bolts should enter.
Secure the Toilet
Put washers and nuts on the toilet bolts, then evenly tighten them to secure the toilet. Do not overtighten, as this may cause the toilet foundation to break. For tightening the nuts, use a tool such as a wrench; however, take care not to use too much effort.
Attach the Tank
Follow the manufacturer’s directions for attaching the toilet tank to the bowl. Typically, to do this, gaskets made of rubber are positioned around both the bowl and the tank and fastened with bolts as well as nuts. To achieve a good seal, uniformly tighten these nuts.
Water supply connection
Connect the water supply faucet to the toilet tank’s fill valve at the bottom. After hand-tightening the nut, use a wrench to spin it a further quarter turn.
Install the Toilet Seat
Lastly, install the bathroom seat following the directions provided by the manufacturer. The majority of toilet seats are fastened with nuts and bolts that pass through the small openings in the toilet bowl.
Check the Toilet
Flush the toilet to make sure it flushes and refills properly. Make sure that there are not any leaks or strange noises made while flushing.
You can effectively construct a close coupled toilet inside the bathroom by following these instructions. To guarantee a correct installation and prevent any future problems, keep in mind that it’s generally an excellent decision to call an experienced plumber if you’re not familiar with plumbing work.