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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:18 pm 
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Hi there- I wonder if someone can advise me how to fix a replacement toilet pan to the tiled floor.
The old pan was only a year old and cracked right through- it had a small amount of cement under it and silicone. Would cement have caused stress cracking?
I have removed the old pan, and the new one slots in fine.
When I screw up the back bolts to the cistern to get a tight fit, it lifts the pan about 1cm off the floor- so what should I fill the gap with? Or should I be lowering the cistern to meet the pan?
Should I bed the pan on mortar mix, or some sort of rubber gasket? Or is silicone enough, or maybe silicone on the mortar?
If on tiles, will cement be enough or do I need to screw the pan down as well?
Many thanks for all ideas.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:06 pm 
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If it is a close coupled unit I would say leave the cistern screws out. Get the pan level and stick it down with silicone. Shim the cistern to the wall to stop movement and silicon that as well.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 8:36 am 
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yes any pressure point will cause cracks

use brass stainless or bronze screws to secure pan to floor

and put vaseline[petrolium jelly]on the seat mounting thread before and after assembly

and as accidental dammage will possibly be coverd by your home insurance

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 11:21 am 
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Be Really Really careful screwing the pan down! :o

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darrenc wrote:
I dont think its a stupid question but does show a lack of understanding of how paint works and reasons for certain applications, now dont jump down my throat Jaegar i'm not being funny its just a classic case in point of a well educated professionally trained painter against a general tradesman.


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