How To Remove A Toilet Permanently
So you just bought a fixer-upper, and the first thing your home inspector points out is that the toilet is coming with you. The property you’re buying has no basement or crawlspace, and there’s no place to add an additional toilet in the future. The seller won’t remove it for you because that would cost him money he can sell to someone else at a later date. And so now you ask – how do I get rid of this toilet forever? That seems like a tall order, but removing a toilet is actually surprisingly easy for anyone who knows what they’re doing. It might seem like it would be expensive and time-consuming, but with a little preparation and know-how, it can actually be one of the cheapest changes you make to your home before you resell it to someone else. Here are some ways on how to remove a toilet permanently!
Know the options before you buy
The first thing you should do is familiarize yourself with your options for getting rid of a toilet before you buy a house. In most cases, you can find a plumber who will remove the toilet for you (often at a discounted rate since they’ll be able to resell it later). One thing to keep in mind here is that many plumbers won’t remove a toilet if there’s no access point to it. This could be a problem if your property doesn’t have a basement or crawlspace. If you’ve ruled out those options, you’ll want to find someone who can remove toilets without connecting a snake to the drain pipes. Another option is to buy a toilet removal tool. This is a cheap piece of plumbing equipment that will help you remove the toilet yourself. You can use these tools for any standard toilet, but you should not use them for toilets with an elongated bowl or a two-piece construction.
How to remove a toilet with no access point
If you’re dealing with a toilet that has no access point, it’s best to remove the entire toilet bowl so you can toss it in a dumpster. While this isn’t the most pleasant method of toilet removal, it’s quick and easy to do, and you can replace the toilet with a brand new one as soon as you get the okay from your homeowners’ association. For this toilet removal method, you’ll need a bucket, a nail plunger, a pair of channel lock pliers, duct tape, and a heavy-duty garbage bag. First, use the nail plunger to remove any standing water in the toilet bowl. Then, wrap the channel lock pliers in duct tape so you don’t accidentally scratch the bowl. Finally, use the pliers to pry off the water supply line and the toilet flange. Remove the toilet bowl and wrap it in a garbage bag. You can then throw the toilet away, put the bowl in the trash, or resell it to someone else if you know of a good place to find used plumbing fixtures.
Bypass the plumbing
If you’re dealing with a toilet that has an accessible drain pipe but no flange, you can bypass the entire plumbing system by connecting a piece of PVC pipe to the drain. You’ll normally see this method of removing a toilet used in commercial settings or on toilets that are above ground. For this toilet removal method, you’ll need a piece of PVC pipe, a hose clamp, a screwdriver, a hammer, a nail, and a piece of string. First, use the screwdriver to remove the toilet seat, and then use the hammer and nail to remove the toilet handle. Next, look down the drain pipe and use the hose clamp to clamp off the pipe below the toilet. Then, use your piece of PVC to make a U-shape out of the pipe and stick it into the drain below the clamp. Use the string to tie off the pipe below the U-shaped section so you can pull it out later on.
If your plumbing is accessible and you have access to the sewage line, you can simply toss the entire toilet into a dumpster. This is the easiest way to remove a toilet, but you’ll have to make sure you have access to a roll-off dumpster or a dumpster with a large opening. For this toilet removal method, you’ll need a friend to help you lift the toilet and a pair of heavy-duty gloves. First, use the gloves to make sure you have good grip on the toilet and friend lifts it up as you guide it into the dumpster.
Dewayne’s Discretionary Destruction Device
If all else fails, you can use a power saw to tear the toilet out of the ground and toss it in the dumpster. This is the most destructive and expensive way to remove a toilet, but it’s also the fastest way to get the job done if you don’t want to use a professional or buy tons of plumbing equipment. Before you bust out the power saw, make sure that you have enough space in the yard to store the pieces of the toilet. You’ll also want to make sure that your neighbors are okay with you destroying their property, and you should consider wearing a face mask and ear protection when you use the saw. When you’re done, you can toss the pieces in the dumpster or bag them up and throw them in the trash. You’ll want to make sure you use a heavy-duty garbage bag to prevent sharp pieces of porcelain from puncturing the bag.
There’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with a clogged toilet. But if you follow the steps above, you can get everything back to normal in no time. First, it’s important to know what type of clog you have. If there’s visible debris in the toilet bowl, you can try plunging it or using a commercial toilet cleaner. If the water in the bowl is completely stopped up, you’ll need to call a professional or use a snake to clear the line. Before you start any repair, you should always make sure the water is turned off and the toilet is flushed so you don’t create a flood. With these tips, you’ll be able to conquer any toilet clog no matter the cause.