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Hi all,

I'm hoping the title says it all - I've got a low level toilet in an old-fashioned community hall that is concreted to the floor and the pan connector is leaking. It's only a small leak thankfully but there's no way to get the toilet out without breaking the pan and opening up a world of plumbing hurt. I'm thinking about using a sealant that adheres to wet surfaces but that's about as far as I've got. Have any of you had this in the past and did you find a way of solving the problem with the pan in place? Many thanks!
 

heliotrope

Plumber
Gas Engineer
Try grasping the connector on either side with your hands and try to turn it.

If you can get it moving then give it a few twists in both directions and finish off
with the bottom facing the top.

This has worked for me in the past.
 

leelister6

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Denso tape. Looks ugly but will do the job
 

centralheatking

Esteemed
Plumber
Denso tape. Looks ugly but will do the job
Denso so will do it use gloves or a plastic bin liner to roll it on as its fully loaded with oily stuff. Wrap it round carefully from the soil pipe round the pan connector and press it down right on to the outflow from the pan. Then test it really well. One of our old fellas used to after testing sprinkle filler on the outside and then paint it white ...it’s a murky green mushy pea colour out of the pack
Centralheatking
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Try grasping the connector on either side with your hands and try to turn it.

If you can get it moving then give it a few twists in both directions and finish off
with the bottom facing the top.

This has worked for me in the past.
Only if it’s a horizantal outlet ...be carefull read abive re denso
 

Stigster

Esteemed
Plumber
I have made a temporary yet successful repair on pan connectors using CT1 sealant. It's just like silicon but sticks to wet surfaces and is easy to push into/around the join between pan and connector or connector and pipe. I've used both white and clear and if smoothed off before it dries it doesn't look bad.
 

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Esteemed
Plumber
Low level toilet should be possible to move flush pipe out?
The connector I would use Tec7 or CT1 as above post
 

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