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Can you put a regular toilet in a mobile home?

Last Updated: 27th June, 2020

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Mobile homes built after 1976, now called manufactured homes, should have the same toilets as standard homes. Before replacing a mobile home toilet, measure the rough in. This measurement will ensure you purchase a toilet that will fit.

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Considering this, how do toilets work in mobile homes?

Pressing this pedal with the foot causes fresh water to rush into the toilet and a flap to open at the base of the bowl. The waste is flushed into the black water tank mounted under the trailer. Chemicals similar to those used in portable toilets help break up the waste and eliminate odors.

Subsequently, question is, do you need a plumber to install a toilet? Hire a plumber to replace your toilet Before hiring a plumber to install a toilet or do any work in your home, confirm appropriate licensing and insurance. Most states require plumbers to be licensed and it's always a good idea to ensure that a contractor carries adequate liability insurance.

Considering this, are all toilet drains the same size?

Waste drain pipes for toilets in modern plumbing systems are either 3 inches or 4 inches in diameter. The wider the pipe, the more waste it can move and the less likely it will be to clog. A 4-inch pipe can carry about twice the waste of a 3-inch pipe.

How much does a plumber charge to replace a toilet?

The average cost to replace a toilet is generally between $122 and $228 but varies according to the type of toilet and the conditions of each job. The average installation takes a plumber 2 to 4 hours at $65 per hour. If you're replacing an existing toilet, add $30 to $50 to remove your old toilet.

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What size are mobile home water lines?

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How much is a septic tank for a mobile home?

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How much is plumbing for a mobile home?

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How do you get water in a mobile home?

Water from the sink, shower and toilet of a mobile home will empty out into an attached septic tank just as it would if they were in a regular home. The septic tank is connected to these devices through a series of pipes. The septic tank is found near wherever the hot water heater happens to be.

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What type of pipe is used in mobile homes?

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Do mobile homes have sewer vents?

Yes, all mobile homes have ventilation systems. I've seen some articles claim mobile homes didn't have vents but it's just another mobile home myth. A ventilation system is part of the drain-waste system but it's still considered to be a separate system.

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How do you run a sewer line on a mobile home?

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  3. Include a flexible or rubber connection in the system.

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Can I replace a round toilet with an elongated toilet?

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How far can toilet be from soil pipe?

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What size vent pipe is needed for a toilet?

In a nutshell, the UPC wants the building sewer to be properly vented. So a vent pipe the same diameter as the building sewer needs to connect from the drainage system, and extend through the roof, undiminished in size. One popular way to meet this requirement is by plumbing one toilet with a 3 or 4 inch vent.

Imeldo Nardon

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How much space is required for a toilet?

Most codes require at least 15 inches (measured from the center of the toilet) from any side wall or obstruction and not closer than 30 inches center to center to any other sanitary fixture. (The NKBA actually recommends 32 inches.) There should be at least 24 inches of clear space in front of a toilet or bidet.

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How do I know what size toilet I need?

If your existing toilet has four bolts, measure to the center of the back bolts. This measurement is known as the rough-in measurement. For a standard toilet, the rough-in measurement should be between 11 inches and 13 inches. Keep this measurement handy when you go to purchase the replacement toilet.

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How many toilets can be on a 3 inch drain?

I understand plumbing codes allow either a 3-inch or 4-inch waste drain if there are 2 toilets or less.