cheapest place for bits for building cloakroom toilet that I'm building

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Found 4th Nov 2016
Hey guys, I decided to get downstairs toilet made under the stairs in my 100yr old victorian house. I already ordered the wall hanging WC pan and a sink. I need to know where the cheapest place will be for getting the water pipes and sewage pipes. Ill be having hot/cold water coming from upstairs bathroom. there's also a gas pipe that runs across the wall about 1ft above floor. the builder will redirect it under the floor.

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We put a bedroom with a small ensuite in the loft last year. Since you mentioned its a victorian property which mine is, we had a slight problem. The soil pipe is a very old cast iron pipe that would have been very difficult to drill into with having to replace the lot. We ended up with a macerator as the waste pipe is tiny compared to a normal one, but the rule is no number twos in it! We've had no problems a year on. So bear that in mind. As for the cheapest place for pipes, we normally use screw fix.

jude7219

We put a bedroom with a small ensuite in the loft last year. Since you … We put a bedroom with a small ensuite in the loft last year. Since you mentioned its a victorian property which mine is, we had a slight problem. The soil pipe is a very old cast iron pipe that would have been very difficult to drill into with having to replace the lot. We ended up with a macerator as the waste pipe is tiny compared to a normal one, but the rule is no number twos in it! We've had no problems a year on. So bear that in mind. As for the cheapest place for pipes, we normally use screw fix.



Macerators are the work of the devil.

jude7219

We put a bedroom with a small ensuite in the loft last year. Since you … We put a bedroom with a small ensuite in the loft last year. Since you mentioned its a victorian property which mine is, we had a slight problem. The soil pipe is a very old cast iron pipe that would have been very difficult to drill into with having to replace the lot. We ended up with a macerator as the waste pipe is tiny compared to a normal one, but the rule is no number twos in it! We've had no problems a year on. So bear that in mind. As for the cheapest place for pipes, we normally use screw fix.


You can have number twos, just absolutely nothing you wouldn't put into a food blender and expect it to be able to make it into soup, so no Andrex wipes, cotton buds etc.

Haha well the bedroom is for my 6 year old so everything banned just in case one of her friends visits and doesn't understand! Dont want to clean that up! Heard some dreadful stories!! Wees and tissues only!

jude7219

Haha well the bedroom is for my 6 year old so everything banned just in … Haha well the bedroom is for my 6 year old so everything banned just in case one of her friends visits and doesn't understand! Dont want to clean that up! Heard some dreadful stories!! Wees and tissues only!



​Just run a normal waste pipe outside into the street. Historically correct and in keeping with the victorian design Would be pretty epic watching posh cars trying to dodge flying turds

Banned

Are you sure the waste is possible & affordable?

Everything else is cheap compared to getting the waste installed in a dodgy area.

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jude7219

We put a bedroom with a small ensuite in the loft last year. Since you … We put a bedroom with a small ensuite in the loft last year. Since you mentioned its a victorian property which mine is, we had a slight problem. The soil pipe is a very old cast iron pipe that would have been very difficult to drill into with having to replace the lot. We ended up with a macerator as the waste pipe is tiny compared to a normal one, but the rule is no number twos in it! We've had no problems a year on. So bear that in mind. As for the cheapest place for pipes, we normally use screw fix.



Mines on the ground floor. So will have to lift up laminates under the staires.. then more floorboards in the dining room to channel the waste pipe to the side return of the house where it will mee the waste pipe. The builder will have to drill the concrete to get to the waste pipe.

montana78

Mines on the ground floor. So will have to lift up laminates under the … Mines on the ground floor. So will have to lift up laminates under the staires.. then more floorboards in the dining room to channel the waste pipe to the side return of the house where it will mee the waste pipe. The builder will have to drill the concrete to get to the waste pipe.


Sounds like a very expensive job

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chocci

Sounds like a very expensive job



I'll be lifting up the floorboards

montana78

I'll be lifting up the floorboards


Have you had a quote then as this thread suggests you havent, judging by trying to save a bit on the cheap parts. Going to be in the thousands to lay a new waste pipe underground, tiling floor & walls, electrics, lighting, new toilet, sink, plumbing etc

anyway, plumbworld is cheap for cloakroom suites.

kester76

​Just run a normal waste pipe outside into the street. Historically c … ​Just run a normal waste pipe outside into the street. Historically correct and in keeping with the victorian design Would be pretty epic watching posh cars trying to dodge flying turds



Haha that would be cool if waste pipe was at the front. As it is, it's at the back and it would be us lot dodging flying turds!

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chocci

Have you had a quote then as this thread suggests you havent, judging by … Have you had a quote then as this thread suggests you havent, judging by trying to save a bit on the cheap parts. Going to be in the thousands to lay a new waste pipe underground, tiling floor & walls, electrics, lighting, new toilet, sink, plumbing etcanyway, plumbworld is cheap for cloakroom suites.


will I need building regs for this?
Edited by: "montana78" 6th Nov 2016

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http://img.friv5games.com/2016/02/10/victorian-terraced-house-floor-plans-l-9f8ae6fb28a1f58a.png

my house design is similar to this one. but with the kitchen on th garden end. as the toilet is against a shared wall with e neighbours I going to have to have the vents running through my breakfast room to go outside. Or could I just have it vent into the crawlspace underneath as its just the smell I need to take out of the toilet.

montana78

my house design is similar to this one. but with the kitchen on th garden … my house design is similar to this one. but with the kitchen on th garden end. as the toilet is against a shared wall with e neighbours I going to have to have the vents running through my breakfast room to go outside. Or could I just have it vent into the crawlspace underneath as its just the smell I need to take out of the toilet.


I expect your stack pipe is in the corner outside the dining room door. You need to join this pipe with your new toilet in order to prevent the sewer smell rising. Not sure how successful would be lower down underground. Your builder / plumber should know this.
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