How to Install Urinals

Updated April 17, 2017

A common site in public rest rooms, urinals are increasingly being fitted in homes as well. They offer benefits ranging from eco-friendliness and cost-efficient water use to the ability for easier cleaning to avoiding conflicts about what position to leave the toilet seat. A urinal often comes with many of the fittings needed to install it, so all that is required for installation is toolbox equipped with basic plumbing tools.

Measure the urinal to define where it will be placed relevant to the outflow pipe.

Use a grease pencil to mark on a wall where the urinal will be installed. It should hang from studs in the wall or another secure point.

Check your sketch with a level to determine even placement.

Find the bathroom's water pipe and sewer outflow.

Determine where your pipes will feed water into and waste out of the urinal. Saw through the wall to create outlets for these pipes.

Shut off the water and connect your urinal to the pipes using a pipe wrench.

Apply sealant tape to the pipes and attach the female collar and gasket included in the urinal hardware package.

Hang the urinal using wall hangers or studs included in the package. Line the urinal up precisely with the pipe.

Turn on the water and test the urinal by flushing it. Look for leaks and make sure the urinal is securely hung.

Things You'll Need

  • Grease pencil
  • Level
  • Pipe
  • Saw
  • Screwdriver
  • Sealant tape
  • Urinal hardware package
  • Wrench set
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Oliver George had his first piece of work published by his local paper, "The Northern Scot," in 2000. Since then, he has written sports reports, news pieces, entertainment reviews and poker player profiles for a variety of publications, including "The Sunday Times" and the STV website. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in publishing and journalism from Robert Gordon University.