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Hi all,
some of you may remember me posting a few questions on here months ago
regarding the proposed replacement of our bog. The trouble was that the
existing soil outlet is virtually at floor height whilst the new one is
about 200mm (8" in real money). This meant I'd have to rotate my existing
pipe 90 degrees (which I managed, thanks for the tips) and add an elbow.
Trouble is after rotation I'd need to lift the pan about 2" (50mm in new
money) to get the elbow in ! (So I hastily turned it back and refitted the
original). I noticed Tims earlier posting where he mentions his pot being up
in the air and wonder 1 - if it's possible / permissible to do this and 2 -
what do you stand the pot on (bearing in mind my 10 year old son has no
apparent sense of direction so it would need to be water proof).
SWMBO has threatened to contact the Guinness book of records over the length
of time this projects taking so any help would be appreciated (I've tried to
explain that you can't rush an artisan but you wouldn't believe the language
she used).
TIA,
Richard


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On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 17:36:35 -0000, "Frisket"
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Trouble is after rotation I'd need to lift the pan about 2" (50mm in new
money) to get the elbow in ! (So I hastily turned it back and refitted the
original). I noticed Tims earlier posting where he mentions his pot being up
in the air and wonder 1 - if it's possible / permissible to do this and 2 -
what do you stand the pot on (bearing in mind my 10 year old son has no
apparent sense of direction so it would need to be water proof).


[T] When we had the rear single story bathroom / toilet extension
built on the back of our 1897 'cottage' 10 years ago I fitted the pan
slightly high as I'm 6'2" and at std height it's a long way down!

From memory we (the builder (my BIL) and I) sat the pan on something
roughly the right height (some wood or summat) making sure the spacer
was a good couple of inches smaller than the base of the pan all
round. Once 'plumb' we then cemented round the edge and followed the
contour of the pan all round, therefore making the cement blend in
with the pan. Once set (cured?) we lifted the pan off again, sorted
all the waste plumbing and re set it on some sealant (or similar) and
left it again to cure. Once it had had dried out I painted the cement
'base' with a couple of coats of matching grey floor paint and that's
how it's been ever since (you wouldn't even know it was there less you
looked). All this of course is ok for a concrete floor! If it was to
go on a wooden floor maybe you could make a couple of 1" 'spacers' the
shape of the foot of the pan out of some of this waterproof / acid
proof synthetic stuff they use for lab worktops these days (my BIL
uses it all the time) and paint to match / contrast?

There's probably a better / quicker way but from memory that's what we
did ..

SWMBO has threatened to contact the Guinness book of records over the length
of time this projects taking so any help would be appreciated (I've tried to
explain that you can't rush an artisan but you wouldn't believe the language
she used).


[T] Any woman of mine that started that old nonsense would be handed
the tools to do it herself while I cook the dinner .. ;-)

And you can tell her I said so! (you do live a long way from London
right ..?) ;-(

All the best .. ;-)

T i m
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SWMBO has threatened to contact the Guinness book of records over the length
of time this projects taking


You have nothing to worry about - I moved into this house in 1988 and I
still haven`t plastered half the holes in the walls up :-}

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"Frisket" wrote
| SWMBO has threatened to contact the Guinness book of records over
| the length of time this projects taking

Sorry, no contest. My mother says she's still waiting for an electrician to
return her Teasmade he took away for repair ... twenty-two years ago.

Owain


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I'm 6'2" and at std height it's a long way down!

Surely not, I'm 6 foot and have less clearance than the shortar*es....


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