Whether you’re updating an existing bathroom or adding a new one, plumbing the toilet will require careful planning, precise measurements, and expert installation.
If you’re starting from scratch, or “roughing in” a bathroom, you’ll likely need to obtain a plumbing or building permit, and it’ll be important to have the work inspected. Throughout the process you’ll have several decisions to make:
- How to arrange the bathtub/shower, sink, and toilet relative to one another.
- What size toilet drain line to use (3” or 4”), depending on the distance to your waste stack.
- Where to run the water supply line (through the wall or up through the floor), waste line, and vent pipe, which depends on pre-existing plumbing and how your home is constructed.
- How much PVC will be required, what valves and couplings are appropriate for your specific application, and how to properly slope each line to ensure the toilet functions properly.
- What size and shape of toilet to use. If you’re working in a small space that won’t accommodate a standard-size unit (12”), you’ll need to follow the manufacturers’ instructions exactly.
For most homeowners, plumbing a toilet simply isn’t a DIY project. Using the wrong materials can lead to corrosion and leaks, and improper installation can lead to clogs—both of which can result in gigantic messes and costly, time-consuming repairs. Avoid potential headaches by calling in a licensed professional.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has more than 30 years of experience plumbing toilets in St. Louis bathrooms. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else!
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers.
Give us a call at 314-645-6350 or fill out the contact form here to request a bid.