Fitting a toilet pan connector can be a straightforward process if you have the right tools and follow the proper steps. Here’s a general guide on how to fit a toilet pan connector:
- Toilet pan connector
- PVC pipe cutter
- Silicone sealant
- Adjustable wrench
Step to fit a toilet pan connector
- Turn off the water supply to the toilet.
- Remove the old toilet pan connector, if present. Use a PVC pipe cutter to cut the old connector as close to the toilet outlet as possible.
- Clean the toilet outlet and the drain pipe to ensure they are free from debris and any old sealant.
- Measure the distance between the toilet outlet and the drain pipe to determine the length of the new connector needed.
- Cut the new toilet pan connector to the correct length using a PVC pipe cutter.
- Apply silicone sealant to the end of the connector that will fit onto the toilet outlet.
- Attach the connector to the toilet outlet and ensure it is tightly secured using an adjustable wrench.
- Apply silicone sealant to the other end of the connector that will fit onto the drain pipe.
- Slide the connector onto the drain pipe and ensure it is tightly secured.
- Reconnect the water supply to the toilet and turn it on.
- Test the connection for leaks by flushing the toilet and checking for any water around the base of the toilet or the connector.
- If there are no leaks, replace any fixtures or parts you may have removed during the process, and you’re done.
Remember to wear gloves while handling the connector and sealant, and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific connector you are using.