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    I have a new toilet I want to install but water supply line comes out of the wall behind the tank. The pipe coming out of the wall is probably 1 inch and there is a bushing to get it to 1/2 inch copper. It's an old house with plaster walls and galvanised steel pipes. I'm thinking I need to cut into the wall and make the transition from 1 inch to 1/2 inch inside the wall. Then I would have to re-tile part of the wall.

    I took a picture but not sure if it uploaded so here is a link.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1028761...eat=directlink
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  • #2
    Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

    Contact Clipper City Plumber.


    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

      If you changed the nipple coming out of the wall to a shorter one would that help?
      ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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      • #4
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        Do you think I can get the nipple out without cutting out part of the wall?

        I'm also concerned how to check for a leak inside the wall if I put a shorter nipple in.
        I don't think I'll be able to see the pipe inside the wall where the nipple will screw in.

        I wonder if I could put a shorter nipple and bushing in and then a 1/2 90 degree copper fitting.

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        • #5
          Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

          the original install was a flushometer toilet.

          you could get a commercial 1.6gpf bowl and a sloan valve. this would be the best flusher in the house.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

            Rick,

            The house was built in 1920. Do you know if that size water supply pipe was normal back then?
            I didn't think about getting a commercial toilet but that might be a good idea.

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            • #7
              Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

              What's on the back side of the wall?

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              • #8
                Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

                There's a half bath on the other side of the wall.
                I think directly behind the toilet is where the other toilet is.
                They probably share the same vertical waste line.

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                • #9
                  Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

                  Open the wall to make the correction and replace that pink tile. You never liked it anyway and you can tell your wife we said it had to go!

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                  • #10
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                    /5. what year and all. post pictures. still don't have one. now i will spend the few days looking. breid...................

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                    • #11
                      Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

                      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                      the original install was a flushometer toilet.

                      you could get a commercial 1.6gpf bowl and a sloan valve. this would be the best flusher in the house.

                      rick.
                      Oh no ..not again..Remember the last guy that just wanted to repair his sloan valve..Thinks he's done yet
                      ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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                      • #12
                        Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

                        My self , I'd just cut it off in the basement ,and install new plumbing in the proper place! Eze for Me, no tile damage !
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                          My self , I'd just cut it off in the basement ,and install new plumbing in the proper place! Eze for Me, no tile damage !
                          Back to back bathrooms. I don't think it will be that easy! Open the wall and be done with it. While in there replace all of it.

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                          • #14
                            Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

                            Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                            the original install was a flushometer toilet.

                            you could get a commercial 1.6gpf bowl and a sloan valve. this would be the best flusher in the house.

                            rick.
                            I recommend this option, I can come down there and help you

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                            • #15
                              Re: new tank hitting large water pipe

                              And there he is..
                              ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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