Hello I am interested in replacing my existing toilet with a modern one. I am looking at a close-coupled/close-backed sort (with the cistern on show, on top of the pan). I haven't decided which just yet, but in planning this, I am a bit baffled.
I cannot see how to connect the water supply to the cistern if using a close-backed toilet. Once it is against the wall, how can you connect/tighten the pipe fittings?
I assume that it is bottom fed water supply, is it? or are all close-backed (with cistern showing) toilets fed from the side or back?
Any help here would be appreciated.
you may need to reposition existing pipework, and a flexible connector on to supply pipework will probably be needed, not a difficult job for a professional plumber but can be a problem for DIY tread carefully
I suggest Calling a Qualified Plumber, He will come & give you a free Quote, He May advise in such a manner that he may help you install.
When fitting a closed pan toilet I would advise you to purchase a new flexible pan connector and a flexible hose. Ensure you have a isolation valve on your pipe work so you can pre test filling the cistern and pan for any leaks with flushing before fixing to the wall
Fed from bottom. I would fit a long flexible tap connector on it and open water supply to test for leaks before pushing it back to its permanent position (obviously your only testing cold supply not waste)
The old type toilets had up feeding. This times all closed couple toilets have a inlet on the bottom of the water tank. Some can choose left or right side the best for fitting. The fitting it`s self is simple. On the water pipe need fit a service valve(stopper) then the valve easy can connect the tank with a flexi pipe. Change toilet take max 1 hour.
How to work it out is a job that we do but because it replacing it with a New type it's simple because all that is needed is there with just little bit of adjustment.
Find a plumber or bathroom fitter,or do a plumbing corse.
All close coupled toilets are usually bottom entry and some still do side entry but you never get them from back of cistern