Installation of a new construction toilet in new buildings is often seen as a daunting task due to the complexity of the construction process. But the truth is that this task is much easier than you think.
When replacing the toilet, you need to deal with old pipes, remove old toilets and tiles, as well as clean. These tasks are demanding. But with the installation of the toilet in the new building, everything is new, which allows the licensed tradition to start working as planned.
Although the process is less complex, problems can still arise as the work progresses. To avoid frustration, it is better to know everything you need to know before starting the actual installation of the toilet.
Before starting the installation of a new building toilet, you need to learn something.
- 1 1. What toilet to buy?
- 2 2. How long does it take to install the toilet in the new building?
- 3 3. Is there a preparatory process before starting the installation of the toilet in a new construction?
- 4 4. What codes or regulations do you need to comply with?
- 5 5. How much does the installation of the toilet cost?
1. What toilet to buy?
First of all in the list is the most important element in the installation of the toilet — the toilet itself. Factors that need to be taken into account before buying a toilet include model, type, design and height.
Toilet bowl model
There are only two options for models: one-piece and two-piece models.
The one-piece model is a toilet built with a water tank and a bowl. Due to its compact design, the integrated toilet is easy to install and clean, takes up little space and little maintenance. This is an advantage, you have less chance of leakage or breakage.
The two-piece model is a toilet with a tank and a bowl, built separately. If your bathroom has a rough stranger, this is a good toilet option. You just need to change the size of the tank to adapt it to the roughness of your bathroom.
Type of toilet
There are four types of toilets to choose from, namely: back to the wall, well-coupled and wall-mounted pots.
The design of the back to the wall toilet, the tank is located behind the toilet, hidden by the wall or the toilet itself. It is called back to the wall, because the back of the pot of this toilet fixes the rinse to the wall. The advantage of such a toilet is that it is possible to perform minor repairs due to the exposure of the reservoir. Closely coupled toilets are usually designed for modern toilets.
This toilet is designed to be built together with a pot and a reservoir, and all pipes are hidden in the toilet unit. The advantage of this type of toilet is its’ economical and has a less complicated installation process. Wall hanging toilets are mounted with pots hanging on the wall, while their” cisterns (and the rest of the pipes) remain in the wall chamber. The advantage of this type of toilet is that it consumes less space, and it is easy to adjust the height of the pot of the device.
When it comes to the design of the toilet, the factors that you need to consider are the position of the washers and the shape of the container.
Convenience is the main reason why the position of washers is important. Washers are usually located on the left or right side of the toilet. However, in modern toilet designs, you can now see the handle of the sink on the top of the toilet tank or on the remote control. For maximum comfort, you need to choose the best bowl shape that suits your needs. The usable shape of the bowl is elongated, U-shaped and round front.
The standard toilet height is between 14 ½ inches and 15 inches (from floor to bowl edge). But you can freely adjust it depending on your height, or if you are living in an old man.
2. How long does it take to install the toilet in the new building?
The installation of the toilet usually takes 2-3 hours. However, this may change depending on the type of installation you need to install a licensed plumber on the toilet.
3. Is there a preparatory process before starting the installation of the toilet in a new construction?
Yes, there is a preparatory process for the installation of the toilet, which begins with the measurement of the bathroom area. This is to ensure that the toilet you are about to buy fits perfectly into your bathroom.
To get the correct measurement, you need to remember that the standard measurement for the position of the front of the toilet is at least 24 inches. To determine the space of the elbow room, measure the maximum area of the seat, and then measure the distance between the walls.
Note: All measurements must be made by an authorized plumber to ensure accurate measurements.
4. What codes or regulations do you need to comply with?
When installing a toilet in a new building, you must adhere to two rules: local building codes and plumbing regulations. You can ask your authorized plumber or builder to have a clear understanding of the Code and Regulation.
5. How much does the installation of the toilet cost?
Installation of the toilet can sometimes be expensive. A wise way to create a reasonable budget is to study the cost of installing the toilet in your area. To give you an idea, here is the average price range of the cost of installing the toilet:
$100 to $150 – Basic Toilet Installation $350 or less – Standard Toilet Installation $400 and more – Premium Toilet Installation
Authorized plumbers usually offer fixed or hourly rates. It is best to study all the nearest licensed plumbers in your area and ask them about the cost of installing the toilet. Once you have collected enough information, you can choose the best company that best suits your budget and has a reliable reputation.