Can a novice take out an old bathroom suite without flooding the house! Not putting a new bathroom in, need room to be stripped out, thanks?

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  • 3 months ago
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    its a simple job ..even with a saniflow ..but you need to tell us what type of boiler you have ..combi or conventional...so you have a combi ..turn off stop tap ..normally under kitchen sink ..turn on both taps to sink ..they will stop running ..in bathroom open taps ..any water left will drain into kitchen sink ..undo pipes under sink and bath ..disconnect waste ..remove both items ..tape over ends of waste to stop smells ..fit blank offs to pipes ..colds will be 15mm hot 22m ...disconnect cold feed to toilet ..flush toilet to empty tank ..disconnect outlet pipe to saniflow ..tape end of pipe there will be two screws in behind cistern ..remove lid to access ..on modern toilets there is internal overflow ..to remove lid you need to remove press down button mostly push down small section ..push to side and lift other half out ..sometimes there is screw in middle underneath button ..switch off power and remove cable from wall socket ..the toilet now can be removed

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes. Providing you know how to turn both water supplies off. Cut the pipes with a pipe cutter for a clean end. Cap them with push fit ends temporarily. Leave the waste trap in place or cover the soil stack connector with a plastic bag and a rubber band,

  • 3 months ago

    It’s not the water that’s the problem, it’s the sewage stack.

    • shaun3 months agoReport

      It's a mascerator too.....prob makes it even more tricky eh!

  • bond
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    I always had good luck doing remodels. But I hire a plumber for reconnecting the pipes. You have water shut offs, right?

    • shaun3 months agoReport

      Hi, no isolator valves unfortunately no

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  • gerald
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    its the boiler and cold water supply they are probably routed in and out to other parts so it could be complicated if you just cap them off which is simple to do so be safe get a pro to look and advise

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yeah, why not.

    You should know where to turn off the main water line anyway and be able to reach it, just in case something goes wrong you can turn it off and not flood the house.

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