Framing For Specialty Toilets
Any carpenter worth his weight is going to understand,
exactly how important it actually is to install wood backing for
toilets, towel bars, grab bars, cabinets, sinks and even drywall in the
One of the most important things that you're going to need to know about, when framing a house is the installation of specialty toilets. What exactly is a specialty toilet? Any toilet that will need to be positioned correctly with very little tolerance for error, by the plumber or carpenter.
In other words, if you were to install the backing incorrectly or in the wrong spot after the walls have been drywalled or even tiled, you could find yourself, in a bit of a predicament. If the backing isn't in the right spot, the plumber will not be able to hook the toilet up.
If you're planning on using a specialty toilet, make sure that you get the manufacturer's installation instructions and read them carefully. If you're the plumber on the job, it's your responsibility to make sure that the backing is installed correctly by to framing carpenter.
A simple explanation to the person that is responsible for installing the wood backing is all that is needed to eliminate a lot of problems in the future. If no one is going to install the backing, make sure that you do it to prevent any problems with the toilet insulation.
Whatever you do, make sure that your specialty toilet is in the correct position and has sufficient wood backing to allow for the correct installation and lasting years of enjoyment.