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gghrt000 02-24-2014 04:59 PM

installing vinyl planks on bathroom
Picked up the vinyl planks ready to be installed on bathroom. I am expecting to do some cuts to account for irregular shape however how do you cut around toilet bowl? I am just planning to cut to the base of the bowl as accurate as possible but is it the normally right procedure? Does toilet bowl has to be removed?

nealtw 02-24-2014 05:18 PM

Pull the toilet, you will be much happyer when you are done. If you google it you will find instructions for how to make a tempate but then they tell you to caulk it which you should not do.

havasu 02-24-2014 05:39 PM

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As Neil stated, it is much cleaner when the toilet is pulled. Here is my last bathroom job I did.

samfloor 02-24-2014 05:51 PM

I'm not a big fan of vinyl planks, but when using them the stool should be pulled. (Nice job Havasu)

gghrt000 02-24-2014 07:36 PM

Thanks nealtw and others. I think that seems reasonable. That pics looks nice to me. I will try out to see how hard it be for pulling. It looks pretty much straightforward except the wax ring. Once you pull would you put new wax ring or can re-use the old one? As long as I can successfully pull and put it back doing that way seems easier as there is no need to shape the plank along the base. Thx

nealtw 02-24-2014 08:19 PM

You will need a new wax ring and you are best to have a new set of hold down bolts. If you haven't done this before buy 2 wax rings (you know) they are cheap. Use a big sponge to get as much water out as you can and plug the hole with a rag while you have it off.

havasu 02-24-2014 09:27 PM

I turn off the water source, flush the toilet, then quickly dump a gallon of water into the bowl and siphoning action eliminates most of the water from it. Then a big sponge at the base of the tank to absorb what water is left. Two bolts and a quick disconnect of the supply line, and the toilet is easily removed. I then use a putty knife to scrape out the old wax ring residue. If you have any other questions, feel free to post away and we will help you with this job!

nealtw 02-24-2014 09:43 PM

It's kinda a crappy job so we will just let havasu help you.

gghrt000 02-25-2014 11:54 AM

i went to bathroom and tinkled with it. shut off valve can be closed easily and was able to see the screws holding down the toilet after removing the caps. Looked at video presentation it looks really crappy as one has to sponge the tank and toilet water. Guess I will get a good rubber gloves and face mask and hopefully make it through it :)

havasu 02-25-2014 03:00 PM

You won't need to sponge the water in the bowl if you learn my trick with the gallon of water.

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