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Is it okay to connect a toilet to the down pipe using a

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Is it okay to connect a toilet to the down pipe using a flexible hose - the type used to vent a tumble dryer?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Plumbing
Expert:  Brian replied 1 year ago.

I doubt it would last very long and it would probably too flexible.

There are specific flexible pan connectors you can purchase, heres an example

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p44832

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if you paid someone to install a toilet and they used this, would you trust them?
Expert:  Brian replied 1 year ago.

yes they are a lifesaver in some situations.

Expert:  Brian replied 1 year ago.

sometimes the fittings will never match up to toilet locations so the flexible pan connecter is the only way

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Even when it's a complete bathroom refit?
Expert:  Brian replied 1 year ago.

Sorry you seem to have a problem with this item, they are perfectly acceptable in my opinion.

But your always going to get a faulty one at some point.

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